Elephant story kicks off library’s 2019 Wild Films series | SteamboatToday.com

Elephant story kicks off library’s 2019 Wild Films series

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of “A Herd of Orphans,” a film by Kelly Bakos, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 in Library Hall. This documentary was an official selection at the 2018 International Wildlife Film Festival.

If you go

What: “A Herd of Orphans” screening
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3
Where: Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library

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. When its herd is killed for ivory, a baby elephant’s only chance for survival is in a herd of orphans.

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. Visit SteamboatLibrary.org/events for more information.

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