Born to Be Wild


Born to be Wild 3D is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.

Sample Discussion Guide Questions:

Born to Be Wild focuses on the positive actions people are taking to combat environmental issues such as poaching and deforestation. How has deforestation negatively affected the orangutans in Borneo and the elephants in Kenya?

Dr. Biruté works with her orangutans very carefully, treating them almost like humans treat their own babies. Why is this technique so important to how she works with the animals?

Dame Sheldrick takes a similar approach to the orphaned elephants she works with. Why is it so important for the animals to have an opportunity to reintegrate into the wild?

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