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What Elephants Endure When Used as Tourist Attractions

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What Elephants Endure When Used as Tourist Attractions

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An estimated 25% of all elephants born in Burma are captured and sold into the tourism trade. What's worse: They must be broken in first.

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After 50 years of isolation, the lush mountains and diverse forests of Burma are finally open to exploration... and exploitation. It's up to a team of scientists and filmmakers to convince the Burmese government these lands need protection. Join them on the first leg of their expedition, as they track down one of Earth's most-endangered mammals: Asian elephants. If they have any hope of saving these gentle giants, they must prove they're still around. But for such massive animals, they prove to be surprisingly hard to find.

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