Together with his wife and children, zoologist and leading conservationist Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton spent five years in the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park studying the elephant population and attempting to solve overcrowding issues within the reserve. Douglas-Hamilton's deep love and respect of elephants placed him at the forefront of research into these intelligent and social creatures, allowing him to develop a detailed understanding of their group dynamics. Founder of the charity Save the Elephants, he spent years waging a war on the ivory trade, being instrumental in the 1989 CITES ban. Inheriting his interest, his children are seen fearlessly embracing life in the African bush, catching snakes and tracking elephants. First introduced to an elephant aged six weeks his daughter Saba is now a well known conservationist and wildlife presenter in her own right. Brimming with passion and enthusiasm, The Family That Lives With Elephants not only gives a glimpse into the life of his extraordinary family but also an intimate view into the personalities and emotions of their elephantine neighbours.