In honor of World Elephant Day, please join the Friends of Ruth and Emily for a free screening of “Love and Bananas,” a heartwarming and hopeful film that exposes the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them, Sun., 8/12, 2:30–4:30 p.m., at Co+Creative Center, 137 Union St., New Bedford.
Follow a team of extraordinary people who race against the clock to save Noi Na, a 70-year old captive Thai trekking elephant. Sangduan Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in Chaing Mai, Thailand and longtime Asian elephant advocate is featured in this 77-minute documentary. Chailert has rescued over 200 trekking and logging elephants in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia.
A panel discussion will follow with BC’s Director and Actress Ashley Bell and Zoocheck’s Gert Zagler, who assisted with the 2013 Toronto Zoo elephants’ relocation to PAWS Sanctuary in California.
The Friends of Ruth and Emily promote the release of Ruth and Emily, two Asian elephants, to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Ruth and Emily have been on exhibit at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford for 32 years. Visit www. friendsofRuthandEmily.jimdo.com, @RetireRuthEmBPZ
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