Disney is known for its storytelling. They have created movies that have transcended generations and are still being enjoyed by many. Nowadays, you can enjoy their films on your TV through their streaming service - Disney Plus.
This platform gives you access to thousands of their movies, shows and some of the best conservation documentaries. You and your family can enjoy classic movies or learn a little about wildlife.
In today’s blog post, our African elephant researchers want to share Disney's role in wildlife conservation and what wildlife documentaries you should binge-watch.
How Disney is helping wildlife conservation
As one of the world’s largest media companies, Disney is playing an important role in spreading awareness and taking action in wildlife conservation. It supports and raises awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife through their fund, movies and parks.
To protect wildlife, The Walt Disney Company created the Disney Conservation Fund. Since 1995, this fund has directed $100 million to support nonprofits that are working with communities to save wildlife, inspire action and protect the environment.
Disney also has wildlife parks, like Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where they give people a closer look at wildlife while raising awareness. The Disney Conservation Team Wildlife leads scientific programs to ensure the best conservation practices are used in the parks.
You do not have to travel to one of Disney’s parks to learn about the wildlife. Disney brings the wilderness directly to you and your family through their films - like the Disneynature movies. Thanks to Disney Plus, families can enjoy some of the best conservation documentaries in the comfort of their homes.
Wildlife documentaries to watch on Disney Plus
"Disneynature’s Elephant" follows the journey of an African elephant herd across the Kalahari Desert. This film showcases the eight-month journey that the African elephants take in search of water. The elephants begin their journey in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This delta dries up during the months of July to September. Elephants must then wander the Kalahari Desert in search of water jumping from one watering hole to the other.
Disneynature’s Dolphin Reef
"Disneynature Dolphin Reef" is a film following the journey of Echo, a Pacific bottlenose dolphin, and his mother, Kumu. It demonstrates Kumu’s efforts into teaching Echo everything he needs to become part of the pod. Throughout the documentary, viewers will get a glimpse into all the wildlife in coral reefs and the role that dolphins play in protecting reefs.
Disneynature’s In Footsteps of Elephant
If you could not get enough of the movie "Elephant," you must watch "Disneynature's In Footsteps of Elephant." This documentary shows how "Disneynature's Elephant" film was created. It gives the behind-the-scenes footage of how the camera crew and producers were able to capture the amazing scenes in "Elephants."
Disneynature’s Born in China
Do you want to learn about the wildlife in China? Then, you need to watch "Disneynature’s Born in China." This film showcases some of China’s most notable animals - like the pandas, snow leopards and golden snub-nosed monkeys. It follows these animals' journey and teaches viewers about Chinese spiritual beliefs about life and death.
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Aside from educating yourself and others by watching documentaries, you can also support wildlife research. At For Elephants, we are researching to improve the lives of elephants in zoos and Africa. You can donate to our research by joining the Herd of Heroes and making a monthly donation. Register down below.