One-of-a-kind ele­phant sanc­tu­ary in Asia ap­pears on An­i­mal Planet’s DODO He­roes

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Over the past years, the world has seen a de­crease in var­i­ous an­i­mal pop­u­la­tions. With the alarm­ing de­cline of both sea and land crea­tures that wan­der the earth, An­i­mal Planet’s new se­ries DODO He­roes fea­tures in­spir­ing sto­ries of an­i­mals in need from around the world, and the com­pas­sion­ate hu­mans who go to unimag­in­able lengths to give them hope. Among the per­son­al­i­ties in­tro­duced in the se­ries is Kather­ine Con­ner, who pro­vides a safe haven for the largest land mam­mals that cur­rently walk the earth. Kather­ine and her five chil­dren run and live within a one-of-a-kind ele­phant sanc­tu­ary, Boon Lott Ele­phant Sanc­tu­ary, which res­cues and re­ha­bil­i­tates ele­phants from Thai­land’s tourism and log­ging in­dus­tries. Kather­ine’s lat­est project is to res­cue the ma­jes­tic Pang Fai, an ele­phant who has spent her life­time log­ging and in chains. She des­per­ately wants to re­tire Pang Fai and let the crea­ture live out her life with other ele­phants and her fam­ily at the sanc­tu­ary, but her owner de­pends on Pang Fai for in­come and isn’t sure that he’s will­ing to give her up. An­i­mal Planet pre­miered its first-ever global se­ries, DODO He­roes, on June 10. Each episode fea­tures in­spir­ing and mov­ing sto­ries of peo­ple who go to any lengths to help an­i­mals. The se­ries will ex­plore the per­son­al­i­ties and emo­tions of both hu­mans and an­i­mals, while high­light­ing their unique con­nec­tion. Kather­ine’s heroic acts in help­ing Asian ele­phants get on the road to re­cov­ery aired on An­i­mal Planet’s DODO He­roes on July 8, 2018.

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