African elephants have one of the most cohesive family structures in the wild. STEEL BIRDS AND TUSKERS, a speculative parable, witnesses the peaceful existence of a herd of elephant in their pristine natural state. The story takes an outrageous turn when the herd is abruptly confronted with the abrasive tactics of wild life management schemes enforced by man. The Matriarch is tracked by helicopter, darted, subjected to birth control and relocated by truck. An invasion which triggers confused apprehension amongst the herd.