A look at some of the best Elephant documentaries you can watch for free online.

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(a). Full Documentaries.
(b). Mini-Documentaries.

(a). Full Documentaries.

1. Art Wolfe Finds Alaska & Antarctica's Untouched Wildlife | Real Wild

From Glacier Bay To The Katmai Coast And The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Art Wolfe travels across Alaska, remote regions of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and the South Georgia Islands where he documents the undisturbed wildlife and beautiful nature. We see endangered humpback whales, pods of orcas, the largest population of Grizzly Bears in the entire world, Gentoo penguins, the world’s largest colony of King penguins, Elephant Seals, and the massive Wandering Albatross bird....

Art Wolfe Finds Alaska & Antarctica's Untouched Wildlife | Real Wild
Length Date Published
1h 53m 17s 2022-12-19

2. How To Rescue A Baby Rhino And Track An Aggressive Elephant In Africa | Real Wild

In this Shamwari African wildlife back-to-back special we follow the steps of a young wild leopard who is being monitored by senior ecologists. We see a young rhino calf's mother taken by brutal poachers, so it is up to the conservation team to bring the calf in and raise it. A dangerous black rhino bull has also been attacking other rhinos and even killing them, which the Shamwari team must track down quickly. A fully grown elephant isn't happy, causing it to become very dangerous for the staff...

How To Rescue A Baby Rhino And Track An Aggressive Elephant In Africa | Real Wild
Length Date Published
1h 14m 47s 2022-07-20

3. Saving Indonesia's Elephants and Gibbons 4K | 1,000 Days For The Planet | Real Wild

The Sedna 4 Team travels to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, where much of the biodiversity has been removed in exchange for monoculture, creating habitat loss for wildlife, like the Sumatran elephants. Arriving in the Province of Riau, National Parks have been recently established to protect the remaining biodiversity and wildlife, with the WWF and local conservationists and biologists, working with them to show which areas are safe to migrate to and which aren’t. The team then travels to...

Saving Indonesia's Elephants and Gibbons 4K | 1,000 Days For The Planet | Real Wild
Length Date Published
1h 20m 23s 2022-05-03

4. Earth's Most Unique Looking Animals: Ocean Edition | Real Wild

The animal kingdom is filled with picturesque and graceful creatures, but not every not every animal in its kingdom is as pleasing on the eye as the next. In this episode of Worlds Weirdest Animals Faces, we explore some of Earth's more interesting looking looking creatures that live in the ocean, from the large nosed Elephant seal, to the Peacock Mantis shrimp who has 4 antennae, 5 pairs of legs for walking and 3 pairs of legs for feeding! #RealWild #Documentary

Earth's Most Unique Looking Animals: Ocean Edition | Real Wild
Length Date Published
49m 54s 2021-12-25

5. How South Africa's Elephants Avoided Extinction | Addo's Elephants | Real Wild

In the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Addo, there is a very unique herd of Elephants that has been pushed back from the brink of extinction. Due to large amounts of hunting and poaching by the turn of the 20th century, this herd had almost gone extinct, until they were given protected land in Addo Elephant National Park in 1931. The descendants of the few Elephants that survived now live and thrive in this park by the hundreds. #RealWild #Documentary

How South Africa's Elephants Avoided Extinction | Addo's Elephants | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 46s 2021-12-04

6. World's Biggest Penguin Colony In Antarctica [4K] | Art Wolfe's Travels To The Edge | Real Wild

Art Wolfe travels to the remote regions of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and the South Georgia Islands where he documents the undisturbed wildlife and beautiful nature. In the remote Falkland Islands, Art comes across thousands of Albatross birds. He then travels by boat to Antartica where he is greeted by Gentoo penguins making nests out of pebbles. Further along in his journey, Art can be found on the remote South Georgia Islands where he is surrounded by the world’s largest colony of...

World's Biggest Penguin Colony In Antarctica [4K] | Art Wolfe's Travels To The Edge | Real Wild
Length Date Published
46m 7s 2021-11-23

7. The Tiny Endangered Elephant Shrews of Africa [4K Animal Documentary] | Elephant Shrew | Real Wild

Elephant Shrews, also known as Jumping Shrews or Sengis, are tiny Mammals living in Africa. In spite of their name, they are neither an elephant nor are they a shrew! This shy, endangered animal has become the mascot of the incredible Arabuko National Park in Kenya. The income they attract via tourism pays for the education of local children, being part of the African community. A tribute to how small and shy these elephant shrews are is the fact that they were not spotted in Somalia for over 50...

The Tiny Endangered Elephant Shrews of Africa [4K Animal Documentary] | Elephant Shrew | Real Wild
Length Date Published
48m 13s 2021-10-28

8. Sri Lanka's Beautiful Sacred Elephants | Primal Force From The Wild | Real Wild

In Sri Lanka, a primarily Buddhist country, the Ceylon Elephant is considered a sacred animal. For centuries Sri Lankans and elephants have lived in peace, with mutual respect towards each other. However, as the population of Sri Lanka grows, elephant habitats are being destroyed rapidly, which has lead to deaths on both sides. One man, Marjo Hoedemaker, has dedicated his life to saving the future of the Sri Lankan elephant. Whilst they were once at risk, Marjo's work has ensured the wild...

Sri Lanka's Beautiful Sacred Elephants | Primal Force From The Wild | Real Wild
Length Date Published
57m 26s 2021-10-16

9. The Last Mahout: The Final Elephant Whisperer (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

A unique portal into the plight of the Asian Elephants; the film explores the tragic collisions of man and beast and speaks plainly about the steps necessary to save this remarkable animal. #RealWild #Documentary

The Last Mahout: The Final Elephant Whisperer (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
51m 10s 2020-12-27

10. From Ants to Elephants: The Incredible Animals of Earth (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

The Earth is home to over 2 million plants and animals with great biodiversity. The result of evolution over billions of years is a beautiful composition of changing landscapes: mountains, deep forests, vast oceans and arctic ice fields. #RealWild #Documentary

From Ants to Elephants: The Incredible Animals of Earth (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
1h 28m 30s 2020-12-20

11. The Elephant That Changed Africa (Wildlife Documentary) | Big Boy | Real Wild

A touching tale of triumph over adversity, a story of courage in the face of danger and how one elephant changed the lives of all who live in one of Africa's last great wilderness areas. #RealWild #Documentary

The Elephant That Changed Africa (Wildlife Documentary) | Big Boy | Real Wild
Length Date Published
41m 40s 2020-12-13

12. Walking With Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

Join Patrick Verbraeken as he walks with Professional Guide Steve Bolnick alongside the world's largest land animal, the African Elephant.Copyright (C) - Boiler Media Director - Jan Stevens #RealWild #Documentary

Walking With Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
48m 31s 2020-09-05

13. Big Boy: An Elephant's Story (Elephant Documentary) | Real Wild

Join us as we take a walk on the wild side and step into the big world of the elephant. #RealWild #Documentary

Big Boy: An Elephant's Story (Elephant Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
41m 42s 2020-04-14

14. Artificial Elephant Pregnancy Excites Zoo Staff | Animal Madhouse E3 | Real Wild

In this episode of Animal Madhouse, we meet Tara the elephant, who in need of a pregnancy ultrasound. As well as a turtle who doesn't like cats and can't stop biting them. Animal Madhouse follows animal patients as they undertake professional treatment for their unusual conditions. #RealWild #Documentary

Artificial Elephant Pregnancy Excites Zoo Staff | Animal Madhouse E3 | Real Wild
Length Date Published
45m 32s 2020-02-02

15. The Flight Of Elephants! | Real Wild Documentary

Flight of the Elephants is the incredible account of eight Asian elephants. They journey from rural Thailand, experience months of quarantine, embark on an enormous Russian Illusion to a remote Indian Ocean island and then finally arrive at their new homes in Sydney and Melbourne Zoos. #RealWild #Documentary

The Flight Of Elephants! | Real Wild Documentary
Length Date Published
51m 31s 2019-07-25

16. The Search For An Elephant (Wildlife Documentary) | Austin Stevens Adventure | Real Wild

As a wildlife photographer and documentarian, Austin Stevens travels on assignment, documenting his activities finding and photographing incredible wildlife. This episode he's in Sri Lanka searching for amazing elephants, but does he get too close in pursuit of the perfect photograph? #RealWild #Documentary

The Search For An Elephant (Wildlife Documentary) | Austin Stevens Adventure | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 1s 2018-07-14

17. The Woman On A Mission To Save Thailand's Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

Lek is on a mission to save the Asian elephant in her native Thailand. This film looks at the plight of the Asian elephant, as it goes from being a widely used domestic animal, to a burden on modernising communities. With experts predicting its extinction within four decades, this touching documentary shows how the elephants need Lek more than ever before. #RealWild #Documentary

The Woman On A Mission To Save Thailand's Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
49m 58s 2018-01-17

18. The Last Round Up Of The Elephants | Elephants In Chains | Real Wild

The number of elephants left within Asia is fast diminishing. Dieter Plage filmed the last catching operation of elephants to be trained for forestry work in Assam, now banned by the Indian government. #RealWild #Documentary

The Last Round Up Of The Elephants | Elephants In Chains | Real Wild
Length Date Published
51m 18s 2017-08-07

19. The Incredible Elephants Of Kilimanjaro (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

In eastern Africa, a chain of magnificent volcanoes blister the face of the earth. Some are dead, others sleep and at least one is very much alive. There, the Black Mountain, the Sacred Mountain and, most famous of all, an icon of Africa, the Great White Mountain, Kilimanjaro. #RealWild #Documentary

The Incredible Elephants Of Kilimanjaro (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
47m 4s 2017-06-28

20. These Elephants Must Escape Human Destruction | Elephants On The Run | Real Wild

Elephants have lived peaceful lives around Kilimanjaro for centuries but the pathways they have used are disappearing as land is being farmed and farmers safeguard their land against the travelling herds. Without access, it is becoming harder for the elephants to reach safe ground in the dry season. Some of the traps can cause lethal harm to the wandering creatures. Some lucky ones are treated by bush vets but other injuries go unnoticed and can lead to death. When elephants come across the...

These Elephants Must Escape Human Destruction | Elephants On The Run | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 2s 2017-06-03

21. The Dark Side Of Elephants (Elephant Documentary) | Real Wild

Ask most people and they'll tell you elephants are our friends. Fascinating gentle giants, whose strength, intelligence and loyalty make them ideal working companions. That's why we're so shocked by headlines about elephants who have turned on, and killed, their keepers. About wild elephants who have trampled through villages, crushing inhabitants in their wake. But should we be surprised? This revealing documentary sets out to discover why this is a growing problem, looking at cases around the...

The Dark Side Of Elephants (Elephant Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
50m 7s 2017-01-05

(b). Mini-Documentaries.

1. Searching For Baby Elephants In Kenya | Wildlife Quest | Real Wild

Elephants of the Mara in Kenya are explored by Brittany Bristow and ranger Bruce Hedges to find herds with many young calves who are just beginning to learn how to use their trunks. They also find a herd of elephants who interact with a troupe of baboons while foraging for their favorite berries. They watch as the baboons descend a large hill to get into hippo-infested waters for a quick drink before leaping to the other side of the embankment. #babyelephants #elephants #wildlifedocumentary

Searching For Baby Elephants In Kenya | Wildlife Quest | Real Wild
Length Date Published
23m 31s 2022-11-23

2. Following African Elephants In Their Natural Habitats | Wildlife Quest | Real Wild

On a quest to discover the most exotic and famous wild animals in South Africa, at the Phinda reserve. Hosts Brittany Bristow and Anga Makubalo embark on a safari through the magnificent Phinda reserve in KwaZulu Natal. Here, they encounter some of the most famous animals in Africa and study their behavior in a variety of environments starting with the south African elephant. #elephants #naturereserve #wildlifeDocumentary

Following African Elephants In Their Natural Habitats | Wildlife Quest | Real Wild
Length Date Published
24m 45s 2022-09-11

3. Baby Elephant Goes On Her First Safari | Wildlife Nannies | Real Wild

On this episode of wildlife nannies, baby Elephant Limpopo goes off on her first safari with her nanny Paul and learns how to keep up with a herd as well as look out for dangers. Elsewhere, three baby baboons go out into the wild for the first time with their nanny Corinna, and learn teamwork so that they can survive when they become independent. #RealWild #Documentary

Baby Elephant Goes On Her First Safari | Wildlife Nannies | Real Wild
Length Date Published
26m 15s 2022-05-07

4. Massive Mammals Compilation: Rhinos, Elephants & Hippos | Austin Stevens Adventures | Real Wild

Follow along as wildlife photographer and naturalist Austin Stevens travels in search of the world's biggest mammals! In this compilation, Stevens begins in Sri Lanka arriving at a Buddhist festival and later seeks out the tusked Asian Elephant. He then travels to Swaziland in southern Africa to search for the rare Black Rhino, but will his efforts pay off? Finally Stevens ends his adventure in Zambia, taking all kinds of risks to get the best shot he can of the native Hippopotamus. 00:00-49:36-...

Massive Mammals Compilation: Rhinos, Elephants & Hippos | Austin Stevens Adventures | Real Wild
Length Date Published
2h 28m 47s 2022-03-12

5. Baby Elephant Meets Schoolchildren | Wildlife Nannies | Real Wild

In South Africa, handler Joseph has been taking care of 4-year-old Elephant Maliaka her whole life since she lost her mom. They have a special bond, and in this episode, he takes her to a wildlife park to meet and educate schoolchildren about elephants. Elsewhere in Australia, Anya, a baby Wallaby is being nursed by her nanny Guni and a rescued Echidna with an injured snout is treated. *TW at 21:30: animal surgery #RealWild #Documentary

Baby Elephant Meets Schoolchildren | Wildlife Nannies | Real Wild
Length Date Published
26m 19s 2022-02-24

6. The Elephant Overpopulation Of Amboseli | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild

In the Amboseli National Park, the elephant population is growing fast and causing concern. From cattle injuries and even the death of a tribesman, the incredible creatures are slowly posing a threat to the people who live there. #RealWild #Documentary

The Elephant Overpopulation Of Amboseli | Giving Nature A Voice | Real Wild
Length Date Published
24m 43s 2021-02-06

7. Darting A Bull Elephant | Capture Wild School | Real Wild

Today the team take on the mammoth task of darting a full-grown Bull Elephant. #RealWild #Documentary

Darting A Bull Elephant | Capture Wild School | Real Wild
Length Date Published
23m 54s 2020-09-22

8. Calming A Fully Grown Elephant For Deworming | Lodging With Lions | Real Wild

In this episode, we catch the cubs at their energetic best on their routine walk. Leigh-Anne tries everything to trick the elephants for deworming. #RealWild #Documentary

Calming A Fully Grown Elephant For Deworming | Lodging With Lions | Real Wild
Length Date Published
23m 53s 2020-07-26

9. Elephant Causes Havoc On The Shamwari Reserve | Shamwarmi Untamed | Real Wild

A fully grown elephant isn't exactly the easiest animal to deal with when it's on the loose and in this episode the Shamwari staff are tested by an elephant on the loose. #RealWild #Documentary

Elephant Causes Havoc On The Shamwari Reserve | Shamwarmi Untamed | Real Wild
Length Date Published
25m 48s 2020-07-21

10. The True Lives Of Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Wild About | Real Wild

Join us as we step into the world of the elephant and learn about the world's' largest land animal. #RealWild #Documentary

The True Lives Of Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Wild About | Real Wild
Length Date Published
24m 4s 2020-07-18

11. Tranquilising A Dangerous Wild Elephant | Shamwari Untamed | Real Wild

When a wandering elephant stumbles too close to camp, the Shamwari conservation team are forced to tranquilise the animal . #RealWild #Documentary

Tranquilising A Dangerous Wild Elephant | Shamwari Untamed | Real Wild
Length Date Published
25m 15s 2020-06-30

12. The Place Where Elephants Learn To Paint | Real Wild

Elephants in Motion tells the stories of orphaned baby elephants living at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) due to the loss of their mothers and habitats. They discover ways to cope with trauma while living with their adopted mother elephants at the nursery, and learn to communicate with their “mahouts” – lifetime trainers and companions. As they mature, these young elephants enter the training school, where they learn the arts of logging and painting to develop dexterity and...

The Place Where Elephants Learn To Paint | Real Wild
Length Date Published
12m 30s 2019-10-05

13. Pride Of Lions Prey On Injured Elephant Cub (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

There are two phenomenal beasts that rule one of Africa's true wilderness areas, buffalos and lions. The first dominate the plains with bulk, power and aggression, the latter rule by fear and tenacity. Hunting lessons are not what you might expect. Instead of ambushing their prey and quickly despatching with a clean bite to the throat, these lions wrestle their victim to the ground and tuck in before the hapless beast is dead, meaning a slow and painful death. Are these lions behaving badly, or...

Pride Of Lions Prey On Injured Elephant Cub (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
12m 18s 2019-09-14

14. Elephants Try To Mate In Enclosure | Zoo Days | Real Wild

Entertaining wildlife series following the engaging characters, both animal and human, at two of Britain’s largest zoos. With incredible access behind-the-scenes at Chester and Colchester Zoos, the series features a variety of storylines and personalities providing a mix of excitement, jeopardy and fun. From close encounters with the scariest reptiles, the cutest baby monkeys and impressive tigers, to the everyday lives of the zoo’s keepers as they care for a wide range of species, including...

Elephants Try To Mate In Enclosure | Zoo Days | Real Wild
Length Date Published
22m 1s 2019-09-05

15. Elephant Gets A Pedicure In The Dublin Zoo | The Zoo | Real Wild

An exciting series that goes behind the scenes at a highly popular zoo and brings the public closer to the animals and its zookeepers. Set in 70 acres of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, The Zoo welcomes nearly a million visitors a year, and is home to more than 600 exotic animals. #RealWild #Documentary

Elephant Gets A Pedicure In The Dublin Zoo | The Zoo | Real Wild
Length Date Published
23m 21s 2019-08-13

16. This Orphaned Baby Elephant Risks Dying Of Loneliness | Real Wild

Ndotto is a rescued baby elephant that grows up with the best human friend. Thanks to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust he was rescued and will soon be reintegrated into the wild. #RealWild #Documentary

This Orphaned Baby Elephant Risks Dying Of Loneliness | Real Wild
Length Date Published
13m 39s 2019-08-10

17. The Sacred Elephant And Camel (Wildlife Documentary) | Amazing Animals | Real Wild

On Amazing Animals, we provide an informative study of priceless footage of animals and wildlife from all over the world. This episode we focus on the spiritual life with several sacred animals, including The Elephant and The Camel! Study their meaning here... #RealWild #Documentary

The Sacred Elephant And Camel (Wildlife Documentary) | Amazing Animals | Real Wild
Length Date Published
20m 18s 2018-10-06

18. Baby Elephant Chases Baby Bird | Amazing Animals | Real Wild Documentary

On Amazing Animals, we provide an informative study of priceless footage of animals and wildlife from all over the world. This episode we focus on a range of Gentle Giants, including Elephants and Big Cats. #RealWild #Documentary

Baby Elephant Chases Baby Bird | Amazing Animals | Real Wild Documentary
Length Date Published
27m 1s 2018-07-24

19. Animal Kingdom: Birds And Elephants (Documentary Series) | Real Wild

Wildlife expert Steve Leonard brings us the beauty and wonder of life from the Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia. #RealWild #Documentary

Animal Kingdom: Birds And Elephants (Documentary Series) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
21m 9s 2018-05-12

20. Animal Kingdom: Crocodiles And Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild

Wildlife expert Steve Leonard brings us the beauty and wonder of life from the Erindi Game Reserve in Namibia. #RealWild #Documentary

Animal Kingdom: Crocodiles And Elephants (Wildlife Documentary) | Real Wild
Length Date Published
22m 12s 2018-05-02

21. This Elephant's Family Is A Herd Of Buffalo | The Elephant That Thinks She's a Buffalo | Real Wild

A herd of buffaloes living in a controlled but semi-wild state on a Game Park in Zimbabwe are united together under the developing leadership of a young female elephant, named Nzou. She even acts like a buffalo herself! Take a look... #RealWild #Documentary

This Elephant's Family Is A Herd Of Buffalo | The Elephant That Thinks She's a Buffalo | Real Wild
Length Date Published
26m 23s 2017-02-14