Jungle Animal Hospital
40th IWFF
  • Lumos
The Roxy Theater Screen 1Tue, Apr 18 4:00 PM
Jungle Animal Hospital showing with LUMOS
Event Date Passed
Film Info
Series:40th International Wildlife Film Festival
Run Time:8min + 60min
Release Year:2017
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rob Sullivan

Jungle Animal Hospital(60min) showing with LUMOS(8min)

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Jungle Animal Hospital
In the day-to-day drama taking place at one of the world’s wildest hospitals, a jungle veterinarian named Alejandro Morales, his zoologist girlfriend Anna Bryant, and their team of dedicated staff and volunteers take on dangerous and exciting challenges as they care for a cast of iconic endangered animals. In this vivid and compelling film, we follow the couple and their team through a year at ARCAS, a rescue center deep in the Guatemalan jungle, where on any given day they could be bottle-feeding a baby monkey, stitching up an injured rare potoo chick, or wrestling a crocodile. The jungle hospital is home to spider and howler monkeys, jaguars, armadillos, crocs, gray foxes, and a huge variety of colorful birds. Some animals arrive at the hospital lost and helpless – from malnourished baby parrots rescued from pet trade smugglers to baby monkeys in diapers, who all need mothering and care to teach them how to be wild until they can be released. Other creatures have been injured or saved from harm. Some stay for a month, others for a day, and some, sadly, never return to the forest at all. But every animal deserves a fighting chance to be wild.

Included Shorts
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