What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this brief (40 minutes) IMAX documentary is a safe choice for younger kids because there aren't any upsetting scenes of predatory violence or deaths, both of which are common in comparable, longer films about the animal kingdom. There are, however, some references to the reasons that animals were orphaned (mostly due to poachers, since predators don't typically leave young animals alive). The two female experts followed in the documentary are wonderful role models, particularly to kids interested in zoology and nature, because they've dedicated their lives to researching and rescuing animals, as well as preserving their natural habitats.
- Families can talk about the appeal of wildlife documentaries. Why are they so popular? What makes the lives of animals so compelling to us?
- What does the movie teach about keeping elephants and orangutans safe from poachers and habitat loss? How can viewers get involved?