My Wild Affair Previous Broadcasts

The Rhino Who Joined The Family (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet's four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend's fate.

The Ape Who Went to College (Episode #102H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an "orangutan person. "

The Elephant Who Found A Mom (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

This is the heartbreaking story of Aisha, the baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent. Their intense bond reaches a crisis point when Daphne leaves Aisha with a babysitter for a few days to attend her daughter's wedding. Aisha believes she has lost Daphne for good and refuses to eat, leading to her death. Heartbroken, Daphne uses the lessons learned from Aisha's short life to help her save more than 150 orphans over the next 40 years.

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