Maya, eccentric animal lover and videographer, is creating a documentary promoting inter-species compassion. Criticized by wealthy, image-conscious parents for an unconventional sleeping arrangement with her pet parrot, Maya is sent to a psychiatrist, who begins to empathize with her unique perspective. Traveling to Thailand, Maya hopes to document the plight of elephants newly retired from the brutal logging industry. Suddenly she finds herself in a magical world populated by tigers who sleep with monks, and friendly elephants who dance, play sports, and paint exquisite pictures. Meanwhile, a seductive stranger with a secret agenda has pulled Maya into a cloak-and-dagger operation which will devastate her own family. Inspired by her remarkable experiences, Maya gains the courage to confront the conflicts which threaten her return home.