"An exhausted scientist stumbles back to camp after field work in South Africa, to find an unexpected visitor has been exploring his coveted research."
The boards are a first pass. I still have to board the ending. The scientist's motivation is to restore his site and his work. The elephant's motivation is to make a connection with a human.
The scene is set at night. The tent is draped over a tree branch. The interaction with the elephant will be in a shroud of darkness, with the use of matches to help reveal who's who.