The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to great lengths to save the planet’s last animals.
Conflict photographer Kate Brooks turns her lens from the war zones she is used to covering to a new kind of genocide – the killing of African elephants and rhinos – in this sweeping and sobering exposé of an underreported crisis.
As the single-digit population of Northern White rhinoceros ticks closer to zero, Brooks outlines the myriad factors contributing to the current epidemic of highly effective poaching and trafficking syndicates, drawing startling connections between the illegal wildlife trade, drug cartels, international terrorism and border security. But all is not yet lost – at the same time, Brooks documents the heroic efforts of conservationists, park rangers, and scientists to protect these animals in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
The message of this important documentary is even more poignant following the recent death of Sudan, the last male northern white rhinoceros, on the 20th March 2018. Now just two females of this kind remain on Earth.
Stream The Last Animals from Monday, 17th September, OnDemand.
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