What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film brings up some thorny ethical questions regarding animal care and animal rights, particularly in terms of raising wild animals in captivity. You'll also hear some vivid descriptions of elephant violence against humans -- in one case, an attack results in a caretaker's death -- but won't see anything graphic (although there is a brief montage of elephant rampages).
- Families can talk about the ethics of raising wild animals in captivity and whether it's really possible for them to become domesticated pets. What are the downsides of taking an animal out of its native habitat? What are the dangers associated with caring for an animal that was born in the wild?
- What are the messages of this movie? Do you think the filmmakers want you to come out with a specific viewpoint in the end?
- Does Flora get a happy ending? What do you think?