'One Lucky Elephant': Flora's journey back to the wild
Who is Flora? She is an African elephant born in Zimbabwe who lost her mother and family to then-legal cullting. She was captured and relocated to the United States where she was purchased by an elephant broker.
The story of Flora documented in "One Lucky Elephant," which premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday (June 19) begins when circus owner David Balding, who became Flora's guardian and surrogate father for 18 years, realizes that it's time for Flora to retire from circus life to be with other elephants.