A Herd of Orphans

Wild Films ~ A Herd of Orphans

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
When its herd is killed for ivory, a baby elephant's only chance for survival is in a herd of orphans — a documentary film by Kelly Bakos.

The illicit ivory trade is taking a toll far beyond the reaches of our imagination. When adult elephants are slaughtered by poachers for their tusks, young calves are by their side and witness the traumatizing events. Unable to survive without the care of a mother or herd, they are left to die in the wild. Their survival is dependent on the extraordinary people who dedicate their lives to protecting and raising them at an elephant orphanage tucked deep within Kafue National Park in the heart of Zambia. This film is an inside look into their lives and the struggles they face as they grow up as a herd of orphans.

Run Time: 

85 min.

About Wild Films at the Library

Wild Films at the Library is a free series of award-winning international wildlife films selected from the International Wildlife Film Festival. The International Wildlife Film Festival was established in 1977 in Missoula, Montana with a mission to promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media.