“Elephants: Animal Planet” DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
November 10, 2009

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Animal Planet has done it again!  Except this time it’s with elephants!  This is an enjoyable DVD with 2 segments including “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom” and “Queen of the Elephants.”  The “Elephants” DVD was released by Genius Products and Animal Planet on October 13th, 2009 and retails for $14.95.  The DVD is educational and enjoyable to watch.

In the first segment, “Africa’s Elephant Kingdom,” you’ll follow the largest land mammal and its extended elephant family as the clan travels across the vast, life-threatening African plains and struggles to find food, water, and a safe place where they can build a stronger family.  In the second segment, “Queen of the Elephants,” take a trip with conservationists and activists Mark Shand and Parbarti Barua (the only femal mahout or elephant handler in India), as they draw awareness to elephants through their 300-mile journey across the country, while on the backs of elephants.  Check out “Elephants: Animal Planet” today!

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I received a copy of “Elephants: Animal Planet” on DVD from Genius Products to review for this post! All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

207 Responses to ““Elephants: Animal Planet” DVD Review & Giveaway”

  1. Alex says:

    My son (who is 3 1/2) is fascinated with elephants.

    From all we have read/seen, the most interesting thing I have learned is that elephants actually mourn their dead.

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  4. Tanya says:

    I find it fascinating that elephants can live 70 years or longer

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  7. Wendy says:

    I find how they travel as families fascinating.

  8. I find the fact that they’re pregnant for 2 YEARS! absolutely fascinating (and horrifying).
    Thanks for the giveaway! Love to add this to our collection.
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  13. Linda Kish says:

    I like their gentleness when they are taught to respond around humans. And their intelligence.

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  15. Cindy says:

    One really interesting thing about elephants is that they really do seem to be afraid of mice. (I saw that on Mythbusters, I think).

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  20. sandra says:

    i love that their trunks are so versatile

  21. jennifer says:

    I think it is facinating that we really don’t ever hear anything about elephants! There was dumbo, then nothing! We love elephants, and this would be awesome!

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    I find it neat that they can be so graceful and so large at the same time

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  28. Amber G says:

    I love how flexible their trunks are!

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  30. Kristy says:

    I just think that they’re trunks are amazing!

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  34. Adrienne Gordon says:

    how powerful yet gentle they are.

  35. Marci says:

    Elephants have no natural predators.

  36. Rachel Sue says:

    I love watching elephants at the zoo. I have yet to see one in real life actually get in the water.

  37. I find it fascinating that they are so gentle and playful!

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  40. Nicole says:

    their ears are so neat.

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  43. corrie says:

    they are beautiful animals yet so big and gentle with people.

  44. Leanne says:

    This I learned from my godson…..elephants hearing is extremely poor. With such big ears, who would have thought!! My godson is addicted to elephants and can randomly list of the oddest information about them. It is really funny at times!!

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  46. marge mckoen says:

    they are very smart and strong yet gentle

  47. evelyn says:

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  48. Cathy says:

    I think elephants trunks are so cool. Are there any other animals out there with a similar appendage?

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  50. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I am fascinated by elephant society. Thank you!

  51. I’m fascinated about the feel of their skin

  52. angie says:

    That their trunk and tusks are so awe inspiring.

  53. Jannet Tseng says:

    their gentleness.

  54. I love the fact the elephant herd is lead by a matriarch female! you go girl!

  55. I love their big floppy ears

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  57. Ale Oliver says:

    I love elephants’ trunks-the way they blow w them; they pick up food, objects, even people; they curl up, under; they are smooth, yet rough….God made them multi purpose….oh yeah they also use them to drink….

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  61. what i find most interesting is that they form a family unit and how it works.

  62. Carol M says:

    Elephants grieve at a loss of a stillborn baby, a family member, and in many cases other elephants.

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  73. nan lara says:

    that they can supposidly remember water holes from yrs. past

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  76. Monique Rizzo says:

    Elephants grieve the loss of their babies. How sad!! Thanks for the chance.

  77. Ken Robinson says:

    I’ve always found elephants behavior in water interesting. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  78. sarah says:

    i think it’s fascinating that they’re so huge!

  79. Erica C. says:

    I love how little the babies are in comparison to the adults. They are just so cute!

  80. Bonnie Walker says:

    I’m surprised how emotional they can be. I love to watch them play in water and spray water with their trunks.

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  83. I love how tame the Indian elephants can be! The temple elephants we encountered were completely docile and even friendly…

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  91. Oh my gosh elephants are amazing creatures. There are so many interesting things about them. I am totally amazed at the fact that they are so like humans. They have incredible memories and feel emotional pain, unlike other animals.

  92. Denise says:

    I think elephants are fascinating in many ways, but especially how they seem to have relationships with eachother and emotional attachments to each other.

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  94. Dave says:

    I think it’s fascinating that an elephant’s gestation period is 22 months. That’s a long time to carry a baby! Thank you for the chance to win.

  95. Ticia says:

    I love their trunks and all of the little things they can do with them.

  96. Rosey says:

    I think it’s fascinating that elephants are so congenial with people.

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  98. Kimberly L says:

    I like how they travel in herds

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  102. I love how they are so careful with their babies and they have great memories!

  103. river says:

    Their size is just so massive!

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  105. lisa says:

    I love how they have great memories and they love there babies

  106. Susan Smith says:

    I love how they stay together as a family through the gerations.

  107. Angela Winesburg says:

    I love how intelligent they are, thanks!

  108. Brittany says:

    I think the elephants trunk is so fascinating. It’s incredible all that they can do with it.

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  118. Ed Nemmers says:

    Those tusks!

  119. christopher h says:

    where they (supposedly) go when they’re going to die

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  124. Gianna says:

    They are pregnant for so long.

  125. Veronica Garrett says:

    I find their maternal instincts fascinating.

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