Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

As shown in the IMAX® film Born to be Wild 3D, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick applies sunscreen to the young elephants to protect their sensitive ears from the sun. Photo copyright ©2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc - Drew Fellman

As shown in the IMAX® film Born to be Wild 3D, Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick applies sunscreen to the young elephants to protect their sensitive ears from the sun. Photo copyright ©2011 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc

Drew Fellman

Environmental Outlook: "Born to be Wild"

The Environmental Outlook Series: The work of two women who raise orphaned elephants and orangutans – then return them to the wild. Saving endangered species one animal at a time.

The story of two women in different parts of the world who pioneered the work of rescuing, raising and releasing orphaned animals back into the wild. Dame Daphne Sheldrick is the first person to successfully raise baby elephants. The orphans are eventually placed in Kenya’s Tsavo national park. Doctor Birute Mary Galdikas works in Bornea to save infant orangutans. A new film documents the investment - physically, emotionally and financially - to care for animals whose life span is similar to our own. On this month’s environmental outlook, we look at the challenges of saving endangered species one animal at a time.

Guests

Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick

a Kenyan author, conservationist,and an expert on raising and reintegrating orphaned elephants into the wild

Drew Fellman

writer and producer of "Born to Be Wild 3-D"

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