From the 'In the Wild' series of PBS Home Video, this is "The Elephants of India" with Goldie Hawn.
“Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn loves everything about India, but is especially captivated by Asian elephants. Seven years ago, she traveled to India and saw a very special wild elephant which stayed in her heart and mind. Now she returns to discover more about these endangered animals, and to try to find her special elephant again.
Though it is revered in Hinduism and Buddhism, the Asian elephant is in serious trouble: two-thirds of India’s wild elephants have been killed in the last hundred years. But it’s not just hunters or poachers who threaten the 20,000 left now. The problem is bigger, much more complex, and harder to control. Elephants are competing with the rapidly increasing population of India for survival.
Goldie begins with offering to the elephant-god Ganesh for good luck, and then moves on to meet with Asian elephant advocate, Mark Shand, and his elephant, Tara. Overcoming her fear of getting close to the gentle giant, Goldie is thrilled to find herself bathing her and learning to ride her.
Those memorable experiences behind her, Goldie heads off with Mark’s Indian colleague and friend, Aditya Patankar, who guides her to her cherished reunion with her elephant in the wild. As it turns out, there is an extra surprise waiting for her when she gets there.”
Video is brand new and sealed. Copyright Tigress Productions, 1996. Running time approximately 60 minutes. Color.