My Wild Affair

My Wild Affair

Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 p.m.

Explore some extraordinary true stories about the bonds between humans and their animal companions.

A compilation of the new four-part public television series, this new special shares remarkable tales about an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart.

Paired with unique access to home movies, film and television archives spanning the 1950s to 1980s, humans share their individual experiences with animals in what is a profoundly moving journey. These rare relationships cross the divide between species and give viewers a glimpse into the inner life of the creatures who share our world. Each animal anecdote provides an insightful lesson about the incredible nature of the species.

Photo: Daphne Sheldrick with Schmetty

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