Title:Humped Elephants Of Nepal (Beasts Of Bardia)
Date:19th November 2002
Description:Towards the end of the 1980s,reports of an enormous elephantine creature began to circulate around the forests of northern Nepal. The locals referred to the creature as 'The Beast of the Bardia',and the prospect of its existence excited explorers and scientists alike. It was an enormous creature,bigger than any Asian elephant,and supposed to have a domed forehead - a characteristic throwback to the prehistoric Elephus Hysudricus,thought to have departed the evolutionary loop two million years ago.
'Encounters' follows the expeition of Colonel John Blashford Dnell and paleontologist Dr Adrian Lister who mobilise every modern tool to hand to track what may be an ancestor of the long extinct mammoth.