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Saba Douglas-Hamilton: a life with elephants comes to Theatre Severn

Renowned elephant conservationist and wildlife television presenter, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, will undertake a 15 date tour during April and May 2016. Known to millions of television viewers for This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries, Saba will entertain audiences with exciting animal stories and intimate behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.

Saba was born in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya on 7th June at 7pm on the seventh day of the week and became the 7th grandchild in the family. Her name means 'seven' in Kiswahili. When she was 6 weeks old she met her first wild elephant, one of approximately 400 living in the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania that her father, Iain Douglas Hamilton, was studying. As a child her first language was Kiswahili.

Saba's first job was with Save The Rhino Trust in Namibia and later was an anthropological consultant for the National Museums of Kenya. In 1997 she joined her father's charity, Save The Elephants and whilst working in the Samburu National Reserve she was talent-spotted by the BBC beginning her life as a TV presenter and producer of wildlife documentaries.

Saba lives in Kenya with her husband and three children and runs the family's tented eco-lodge, Elephant Watch Camp. A 10 part BBC series about their lives in Samburu, This Wild Life, was broadcast on BBC2 throughout September.

A Life With Elephants will be 2 hours long including a 20 minute interval and a Q&A session.