The inspiring story of a baby elephant rescued from ivory poachers, who was brought to America and became an ambassador for wildlife protection.
Vivid photography and a captivating narrative convey to young readers the memorable tale of Bubbles, a real-life animal hero. When her parents are killed by poachers, Bubbles seems condemned to the life of an ivory orphan. Good fortune brings her together with a wildlife conservation advocate, who brings Bubbles to his preserve in America. Over time, the baby elephant learns to trust her human caregivers and makes friends with other rescued animals. Bubbles matures, displays extraordinary intelligence, and eventually becomes a symbol of wildlife preservation. The story is told by Doc Antle, Bubbles’ rescuer and founder of the Myrtle Beach Safari.
Bhagavan “Doc” Antle is the director of The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.) wildlife preserve in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the founder of the Rare Species Fund, which supports animal conservation projects around the world.