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Horsemad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:32:49

Awww, very sad with the elephant sad

Lulabellarama Wed 09-Jan-13 21:34:55

I'm massively struggling. First the psycho-dodo destroys his brother, then the mother rejects the poor injured one, THEN the elephant. I'm going to have to go to bed in a minute.

Flossbert Wed 09-Jan-13 21:36:15

I'm 38 weeks pregnant and actively avoiding OBEM. I thought I'd be alright with Africa, but I'm still sobbing about the elephant!

BigcatLittlecat Wed 09-Jan-13 21:36:27

Too upset to go to bed! Hoping it will become more uplifting!

PetiteRaleuse Wed 09-Jan-13 21:36:37

Very sad indeed. sad

Horsemad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:36:47

I know sad Nature is very cruel.

DuffyMoon Wed 09-Jan-13 21:39:19

Glad it's not just me...sniff...sad

PetiteRaleuse Wed 09-Jan-13 21:39:36

I wonder if she caught up with the rest of her family. I think I saw somewhere that they always follow the same routes to water yar after year so I hope so.

Delatron Wed 09-Jan-13 21:41:50

I cried and turned over after the mother rejecting the chick for evil sibling scene, thank god I missed the elephant, it would have sent me over the edge!

elvislives2012 Wed 09-Jan-13 21:42:33

Am an emotional wreck hmm poor baby. Am worse since having DD 11 weeks ago....

PetiteRaleuse Wed 09-Jan-13 21:43:33

AIBU to want a pet baby elephant grin

catsmother Wed 09-Jan-13 21:43:33

Everything's alright again now .......

Horsemad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:45:28

It'd be ok until it grew Petite!!

DuffyMoon Wed 09-Jan-13 21:46:37

I'd be a crap film maker...camera would be thrown aside as I rushed in to help blush

coffeeinbed Wed 09-Jan-13 21:50:14

What with the bird, the baby elephant and the polar bear cubs from last night - I've been crying couple of evenings now.

Horsemad Wed 09-Jan-13 21:51:02

I remember watching a documentary years ago where the film crew rescued a flamingo that had basically become 'concreted' in a lake that had dried out.

It would have died if they hadn't intervened.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Thu 10-Jan-13 08:34:16

Im.on catch up now and just watched the elephant bit «sobs»

Beautiful programme but so sad in places.

I thought last weeks Giraffe battle was amazing.

Elsqueak Thu 10-Jan-13 13:35:16

Glad I turned over now if your comments regarding baby elephant are anything to go by.

Love nature documentaries but sometimes they're so hard to watch.

Anything with babies being killed or rejected.

I know it was a while ago but Blue planet really upset me when the Killer whales pursued a baby whale...it was bloody brutal.

timtam23 Tue 15-Jan-13 23:05:24

We recorded this & so have only just watched it. Sobbing over the baby elephant, am glad I'm not the only one! The poor, poor mother elephant. But the herd returned with lots of new babies after the rains came, so there was a happy ending of sorts. It was very moving to hear the cameraman describe his feelings when filming such emotional scenes.

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