What are the differences between human society and the ways of wild animals? Perhaps it’s a question best explored when these two realms intersect. My Wild Affair does just that in three distinct acts.
In the first act, we are introduced to Daphne Sheldrik and the baby elephant Aisha, who has lost her mother. Despite Daphne's passion to save the orphaned elephant calf, she fails. Yet she succeeds in the long term. Her experiences with Aisha give her the knowledge to save over a hundred orphaned elephant calves over the years.
The second act tells the story of the relationship between Chantek the orangutan and academic researcher Lyn Miles, who teaches American sign language to Chantek
The third and final act deals with a Mike Condy, his brother and two sisters and his parents experience when they adopted an orphaned black rhino calf as a pet. Eventually it became impractical and even dangerous for them to have such a large and aggressive animal as a household pet. But the Condy family’s story becomes a springboard for us to learn much about rhino conservation efforts underway today.