The illicit ivory trade is taking a toll far beyond the reaches of our imagination. When adult elephants are slaughtered by poachers, young calves are by their side and witness the traumatizing events. Unable to survive without the care of a herd, they are left to die in the wild. This endearing film is an inside look into the lives of those who survive, and the struggles they face as they grow up as A HERD OF ORPHANS. A Film by Kelly Bakos.