Wildlife: Why Many Baby Elephants Die In First Year

Life as a baby African elephant is precarious – around one third die in their first year. From raging rivers to dangerous droughts, the risks are many.

But sometimes the threat comes from inside the herd, where a strict hierarchy can mean the difference between life and death. In unique footage from Africa, we explore a new side to elephants’ complex society. We have more videos about incredible elephants, and a new topic every Friday! Subscribe and sign up for notifications so you never miss out.

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