Chilema is an elephant with half a trunk after losing the tip to a poacher's snare. It was intended to catch antelope for bushmeat. The snare's indiscriminate nature means that other animals often fall foul of them, with poor results.
Africa is a continent filled with unique creatures whose lives are shaped by millions of years evolution. Africa is also the birthplace of humankind. The team travels alongside the continent's animals on their own journey of evolution.
Zambia's Luangwa Valley is home to Africa's biggest giants, but its birds make it unique. There are over 400 different species in the Valley, and each has adapted to exploit every opportunity on offer.
Zambia is home to the low, hot Luangwa River Valley, the high, dry Liuwa Plain, and the cool, wet Kasanka National Park, three very different African Edens. Each place is defined by the earth on which they sit and shaped by the seasons.
In a small patch of woodland, two young monkeys face a difficult time in their lives. As they find their place in the world, they must learn which neighbors are allies, and which are foes, who to trust, and who to avoid.