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Tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness.

When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd become tireless surrogate mothers.

Ahead of the premiere on PBS Nature in 2017, the National Wildlife Federation and Vulcan Productions asked students to think big about how we can work together to protect wildlife habitat, stop poaching and save African elephants.

Students entered the contest by sharing their best idea to help save African elephants! Born on an incredibly starry summer night in 2013, Naledi (which means ‘star’ in Setswana) was orphaned just six weeks later when her mother passed away in January 2014.

This meant that immediate action had to be taken to both comfort Naledi – and save her life.

It took a dedicated team of men working around the clock to nurse her back to health.

Naledi has a rambunctious yet loving personality and deep bonds with the men at the rescue camp as well as the female elephants of the rescue camp herd.

Thousands of elephants die each year so their tusks can be carved into religious objects.

Recent estimates say we’re losing as many as 96 elephants a day. are dedicated to protecting the world's largest land mammal.

At this rate, elephants could be extinct in as little as 10 years. Explore what we're doing to save elephants in the slides below and discover what you can do to help. The statistics on the plight of Africa’s elephants is daunting.

I’m devoted to supporting new endeavors which provide meaningful science to help reverse this decline and to reduce the variability in elephant population statistics.” Paul G.

Allen "How many elephants are on the African continent?