7 Must-Watch Wildlife Documentaries for Wildlife Enthusiasts

Our team at Kyari Innovations has been very fond of wildlife documentaries as it sketches the true picture and manifests the severe ground reality giving us ideas to innovate more. After a detailed discussion with our peers, we came up with a list of 7 must-watch wildlife documentaries that we believe will certainly fascinate the wildlife enthusiast deep within you.

We have cut short the hectic process of rummaging through the internet pages for you so just sit back and binge-watch these unsung masterpieces.

#1 Kifaru

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Director: David Hambridge

Runtime: 81 minutes

Experience the joys and pitfalls of wildlife conservation through the eyes of two young rangers who take care of ‘Sudan’, the last male Northern White Rhino. Kifaru digs deeper into the emotions attached to the complete extinction of a significant species majorly due to human activities.

#2 The Last Animals 

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Director: Kate Brooks

Runtime: 92 minutes

With infuriating and heartbreaking visuals The Last Animals exposes the illegal yet very active ivory trafficking and the epidemic of poaching, pushing the significant species of Northern White Rhinoceros to their near extinction.

#3 The Ivory Game

IMDb Rating: 7.9

Director: Richard Ladkani, Kief Davidson

Runtime: 112 minutes

Immerse into this 16-month long undercover exposé of the global ivory trafficking crisis. Record numbers of African elephants are being poached to supply the Chinese market with ivory, which is a prized status symbol to them.

#4  Gardeners of Eden 

IMDb Rating: 8.1

Director: Austin Peck, Anneliese Vandenberg

Runtime: 72 minutes

Witness the heroic efforts made by Kenya’s David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to stop poachers as the conservationists become helpless and the governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter.

#5 Racing Extinction

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Director: Louie Psihoyos

Runtime: 94 minutes

Racing Extinction implicates the imbalances caused by human activities like overpopulation, globalization, and animal agriculture among others which has resulted in the extinction of many species over time and time again.

#6 Virunga

IMDb Rating: 8.2

Director: Orlando von Einsiedel

Runtime: 105 minutes

One of the most bio-diverse places on earth, Virunga National Park is home to the last remaining mountain gorillas. Witness the struggles of a small team of rangers, a caretaker, and a dedicated wildlife conservationist in protecting this UNESCO world heritage site from poachers and armed militias.

#7 The Edge of Existence

IMDb Rating: NA

Director: Charlie Luckock, James Suter

Runtime: 89 minutes

Documenting the undocumented notions of nature, The Edge of Existence delivers an impactful story on Human-Wildlife Conflicts that will leave you shell-shocked on how it affects both sides living in close proximity.

Conclusion

Kyari Innovations has been working hard to improve the miserable lives of farmers and wildlife affected due to Human Wildlife Conflicts. Our efforts to mitigate HWC has been featured in a short film that we would suggest you to check out now.

A short film based on Human-Wildlife Conflicts by Paras Raj Bora Featuring Kyari Innovations

We recommend you to binge-watch every single one of these documentaries and comment below if we haven’t mentioned your favourite wildlife documentary.

Some of these films might contain unpleasant graphical visuals so viewers are advised to watch at their own discretion.

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