Have you heard about the documentary Born To Be Wild? It tells the stories of extraordinary people — primatologist Birute Mary Galdikas and elephant authority Daphne Sheldrick — in rescuing and rehabilitating orphaned Borneo orangutans and African bush elephants, respectively.
Both animals often end up on the receiving ends of human-animal conflicts, with orangutan hunted as pets and killed as pests and the African elephants, for their tusks.
The movie, many of the scenes were shot in Indonesian Borneo, has now been completed and premiered to worldwide audience and the response, according to reports, has been tremendous. In Indonesia, the movie, shot in 3D format, counts President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as among the audience.
The producer of Born To Be Wild, Drew Fellman, is now planning to screen the movie to the orangutans in the rainforest where the film was shot, according to a report by AP. “They came to be like members of the crew,” Fellman said.