The Ark: a VR film about the world's most endangered animal

The Ark is a virtual reality documentary about the efforts to save the most endangered species on the planet: the northern white rhinoceros.

This is an urgent story. When we began work on The Ark last year, there were seven northern white rhinos alive in the world. Today, there are only four.

The Ark offers a way to know these animals—to be in their presence—even in the event of their extinction.

Hey everyone, this is Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill, the creative team behind of The Ark. Thank you so much for coming here and supporting our project—we're racing against time to get to Kenya and finish filming, and really appreciate your commitment to the cause. 

The Ark is probably the most important project we've ever set out to make. Our goal is to leverage high-tech filmmaking techniques to make extinction tangible. Using 360° virtual reality (VR) technology, we will put each and every one of you face-to-face with the last northern white rhinos; animals that have been pushed to the edge of survival by habitat destruction and poaching. Along the way, we'll take you to the rhinos' last habitats—Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the San Diego Zoo—and introduce you to the park rangers and scientists who have devoted their lives to protecting this magnificent species. 



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