Name ID 1227
2002 Publishes: Douglas-Hamilton, Saba Elephant: the search for Virgo
Douglas-Hamilton, Saba Elephant: the search for Virgo
Extract Date: 2002
She visited a Maasai Laibon for guidance on whether Virgo was still alive (no signs in the stones) and climbed Lengai to make an offering to the gods. And then it was into Manyara NP. Lots of elephant recognition shots, and close up of ears. Meetings with staff and rangers; some had known her as a little girl, and some reported recent sightings of Virgo. Visit to Mtu wa Mbu to find old friend. Requests to have all the tourists look out for Virgo (one tusk, would be about 55). Flight over the park. Camp at her old home. And a trip to Tarangire to visit Charles Foley and go through all her fathers (IDH) elephant cards. There was one elephant which Charles recognised as maybe a visitor to TNP, but he had never seen Virgo. More searching, and lovely shots of Saba sitting surrounded by Virgo's family and descendants, but, inevitably no sign of Virgo herself.
Unusual for a "wildlife" program to have a lot of interaction with local people.
What a difference it makes when you can identify the elephants by name and understand their relationships.
Extract Author: Giulia
Page Number: 2003 04 26
Extract Date: 26/04/2003
Hi, love your site. I only came across it due to watching The Search For Virgo, and decided, to do a search on Saba Douglas- Hamilton. I was sad Virgo was not found, but I"m sure she lived a very happy life. Saba is just so incredible, I wish she did get to see Virgo one more time. I wish Saba all the best, and it makes me happy to know , that gods creatures, have such a caring, and loving person like Saba, who , when comes in contact, with animals, is off pure love and care. All the Best. GIULIA.
Extract Author: Marko da Costa
Page Number: 2004 02 07
Extract Date: 07 FEB 2004
love TO YOU & your site & VIRGO & FAMILY !
I ALSO only came across it due to watching The Search For Virgo, ONLY TODAY SAT. 12 AM , 07.FEB.2004 ON PORTUGUESE SIC TV, and ALSO decided, to do a search on Saba Douglas- Hamilton. I AM sad Virgo was not found, but I"m ALSO sure she lived a very happy life.
Saba YOU ARE just incredible & FACINATING , I wish YOU GOT to see Virgo one more .
I wish YOU Saba all HAPPINESS, and it makes me happy TOO, to know , that gods creatures, have such a caring, and loving person like ANGEL Saba, who , when YOU come in contact, with animals, ONE SENSES THE PUREST OF pure love and care.
All the BESTEST AND BEASTEST . LOVE MARKO
- ! IMPORTANT NOTE TO GIULIA ! (JUST HAVING READ GIULIAīS MAIL OF 26/APRIL/2003, AND SUBSCRIBING IT COMPLETELY, FIRST BECAUSE I COULDNīT DESCRIBE BETTER AND SECOND TO OPTIMIZE MY COMUNICATION TIME !!!!!!!) SORRY GIULIA FOR THE PELAGIO , BUT I AM SURE YOU MUST BE A MARVELOUS PERSON ALSO.)