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Today’s featured film is Twilight of the Giants, a beautiful film portraying elephants from all over the world, the biology, culture, love and lifestyle they maintain naturally, and how these are being jeopardized by man’s sprawling population.
The story follows three females, we learn about the biology, lifestyle and customs of elephants. And these three elephants are quite different.
The first is the son of a forest elephant, a relatively unknown species, who makes his first trip to a bai and must learn, alongside his family, how to get to the salt which lies hidden underground. The second, an African bush elephant, is a weathered matriarch who must lead her family to water when their territory suffers a severe drought. And the third is an Indian elephant, mother to a young son, whose territory is shrinking due to the effects of human activity.
Around clips from the film Mitchell will discuss the film and Elephant Conservation with Round Table guests Dr. Richard G. Ruggiero and Christopher J. Gervais.