If elephants could tell just one story, it would be the story of Mud, a young elephant cow orphaned at birth and blessed with visionary powers. Mud's life on the African plain is changed forever when she and her adopted family are forced by prolonged drought to linger at one of the few remaining watering holes. The herd is ambushed by ivory poachers, who kill most of the family. The traumatized survivors, including a pregnant Mud, set out in search of the legendary Safe Place and the talismanic white bone that can lead them to a paradise free from human savagery. Guided by visions, memories and hallucinations as much as by their incredible sense of smell, the elephants struggle for the continuation of their kind. Their journey is an odyssey of endurance, sacrifice and, ultimately, transcendence.
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