Elephas Maximus

The Biology and Conservation of the Asian Elephant

Filmed on location in Sri Lanka, this is the story of Elephas maximus, the magnificent Asian Elephant. It is the story of this animal’s dependence on plants and on the land that supports them.

The Asian Elephant faces many challenges. But people everywhere are beginning to show a willingness to preserve wild spaces for elephants.

Our message is, if we all work together, the future will be one in which our own grandchildren will share the planet with future generations of these wonderful elephants.

Director(s): Michael Noonan
Script: Kelsey Noonan
Production: Gretchen Wagner, Roseanne Schuster, CAC Video Production
Actors: Lindsay Schamel
Year: 2013
Duration: 31 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Sri Lanka
Screening rights: CAC Video Production ()
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Main topic(s): Planet Earth
Secondary topics: biodiversity money wilderness wildlife
Mentions: elephants conservation nature reserves black market poaching science biology zoos captivity
Topic Page(s): Planet Earth

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