BBC elephant star to visit Morecambe

Saba with her elephant. Picture by Sam Gracey
Saba with her elephant. Picture by Sam Gracey
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A renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter will be visiting Morecambe as part of a 15 date tour.

Saba Douglas-Hamilton is known to millions of television viewers for ‘This Wild Life’ and ‘Big Cat Diaries.’

Saba Douglas Hamilton. Picture by Frank Pope.

Saba Douglas Hamilton. Picture by Frank Pope.

Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya on June 7 on the seventh day of the week and became the seventh grandchild in the family. When she was six-weeks-old she met her first wild elephant, one of approximately 400 living in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania that her father, Iain Douglas Hamilton, was studying. As a child her first language was Kiswahili.

Saba’s first job was with Save The Rhino Trust in Namibia and later was an anthropological consultant for the National Museums of Kenya.

In 1997 she joined her father’s charity, Save The Elephants and whilst working in the Samburu National Reserve she was talent-spotted by the BBC beginning her life as a TV presenter and producer of wildlife documentaries.

Saba lives in Kenya with her husband and three children and runs the family’s tented eco-lodge, Elephant Watch Camp. A Life With Elephants will come to the Platform on April 28 at 7.30pm, followed by a Q&A session. For tickets call 01524 582803.