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Don't miss: Elephant Hospital on Channel 5 on 3 and 10 September 2020

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Don't miss this on Channel 5 on 3 and 10 September 2020 at 9pm.

The programme is called Elephant Hospital and it's the world's largest elephant hospital nestled in the forests of Thailand in Lampang. It's open 24/7 and is a sort of NHS for elephants.

It cares for over 100 sick, injured or neglected animals every year.  And if the elephants can't come to the hospital, the vets go to the elephants!

Vets and mahouts - keepers - look after these wonderful animals around the clock.  In the first programme (there are 2 parts) we meet Minnie who is feverish, and a bull with a deep cut in his leg, bless him.

This is a heart-warming series with uplifting and unexpected stories, be they treating an elephant with cancer or fitting a prosthetic leg to one that has lost a limb after standing on a land mine.

Find out more from Channel 5

I am looking for ways to donate to this hospital - watch this space

It's supported by Friends of the Asian Elephant and here is their Facebook page.

The programmes (there are two in the series) are produced by Maverick TV which has more information on its website.

The World Elephant Day website has LOTS of information about ways to help elephants, whatever day of the year it is so please take a look at it here.

See our list of elephant conservation charities here

 

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  1. Stuart

    This was a wonderful 2 part viewing , very upset that it wasn?t a longer series hopefully channel 5 will start filming again very soon at the hospital and make it a great and longer series .

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  2. Christine Hall

    What an wonderful programme. The best wildlife series to have been shown on TV for a long time. Hope they film more in the future. The staff at the Elephant Hospital do such amazing work.

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  3. Rosemary Fowler

    We have watched the wonderful work being done at the Elephant Hospital . On the first programme an Elephant arrived called Tong Bai. Is she the same Elephant that was at PearlVillage Holiday Park in Phucket. We visited there in 2000 and worried about what might have happened to her after the Tsunami.

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  4. Brenda Markham

    Why are neck ropes/chains/body chains and bull hooks still being used on these elephants we are seeing in the programme? They live in sanctuaries, I?m horrified to see these despicable signs of torture blatantly obvious whilst watching this channel 5 programme. Why?!!!

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  5. Lindsay Oliver

    Is the narrator Jill Halfpenny? I?ve been trying to google it for over an hour, such a familiar voice!

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  6. Gill Hill

    Who is the narrator on The Elephant Hospital on channel 5 tonight?

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