BBC AMERICA has released a sneak-peek from its upcoming episode of Dynasties II, which follows elephants in the Amboseli National Park. In the clip, a family of elephants venture into a swamp in search for the best grass, but their quest takes a troubling turn when an elephant calf gets stuck in sticky mud. Click here to view the sneak-peek clip. The “Elephant” episode premieres on Saturday, May 28 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+.

From Emmy®-winning executive producer Mike Gunton (Planet Earth IIDynasties) and narrated by Emmy®-winning famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough (Seven Worlds, One PlanetBlue Planet II), the six-part series, in addition to a ‘making of’ episode, provides a fresh insight into the secret lives of some of the most charismatic animals on the planet – pumaelephantcheetahhyenameerkat and macaque – featuring surprising, dramatic and heartwarming stories with the iconic favorites from the animal kingdom. All-new episodes of Dynasties II premieres on Saturdays at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBC AMERICA and AMC+.

As a part of BBC AMERICA’s Wonderstruck programming slate, Dynasties II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production for BBC and BBC AMERICA co-produced with bilibili. BBC Studios is handling global distribution.

“I know we all have seen several films or shorts on elephants, but i truly have to say this is the most outstanding episode filmed on a family of elephants. Especially the fact you get to witness twins calves, which have only been recorded five times in Kenya and these two are adorable.  The photography is brilliant and you truly feel as you are a part of this GIANT family.  You will be on the edge of your seat with the struggles their mother Angelina and the herd has to go through to keep them alive.  It is all about family, like God intended.” Judy Shields, The Hollywood Times


Episode Two – “Elephant” – Premieres Saturday, May 28 at 8pm ET/7pm C on BBCA and AMC+

Alana, one of the family’s twins, is learning to control her trunk – Dynasties _ Season 2, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Lydia Baines/BBCA/BBC Studios

Amboseli National Park – home to a once thriving family of elephants. However, since the death of their experienced matriarch, the herd have struggled to keep their calves alive. But now a new leader is beginning to emerge – a pregnant female called Angelina.

Elephant Twin, Alana, gets to know her cousin, and copies her eating technique – Dynasties _ Season 2, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Lydia Baines/BBCA/BBC Studios

Within a week, Angelina has given birth to not just one calf, but twins – Atlas and Alana. Twins are an extraordinarily rare occurrence in an elephant family – only recorded five times in Kenya – and although it may seem like a cause for celebration, the odds of Angelina and her family keeping the twins alive are stacked against them.

Elephant mother, Angelina, leads her eldest daughters and twins away from the swamp – Dynasties _ Season 2, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Lydia Baines/BBCA/BBC Studios

They face countless dangers – the deep thick mud of the treacherous swamp, the aggression of testosterone fueled bulls, the peril of a drought and even ever-circling predators. The mischievous, playful twins however are blissfully unaware of the challenges that face them, and how much they still need to learn from their mother, aunts and cousins. Angelina and her family must draw on all their accumulated experience if they are to keep these precious calves, and the dynasty, alive.

One of the elephant twins, Alana uses her elder sister as a climbing frame – Dynasties _ Season 2, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Lydia Baines/BBCA/BBC Studios

Elephant mother, Angelina, leads her twins towards a safe sleeping spot – Dynasties _ Season 2, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Lydia Baines/BBCA/BBC Studios


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