Every year, thousands of malnourished elephants roam Hwange National Park's arid pans in search of food and water. The area may be home to one of the world's most incredible wildlife spectacles, but each summer the Park moves further towards crisis point.

Myriad factors, including prolonged periods of drought, human encroachment and artificial water supplies have created catastrophic effects in Hwange. Whilst up to 50,000 elephants battle their way through the harsh summer months, all potential 'solutions' appear futile. The Park now faces an impossible predicament.

Shot by Ecomentaries (ecomentaries.org) in partnership with Imvelo Elephant Trust (imveloelephanttrust.com).

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