The last two years have been among the deadliest on record for elephants in Africa. Poaching for ivory has reached epidemic proportions. Elephants with tusks are being slaughtered by the thousands and helpless baby elephants are left to perish.
Tragically, the elephants at Kafue National Park in Zambia are constantly under attack from poachers who will kill any elephant with tusks - even a mother elephant with a helpless baby by her side. Baby elephants are so helpless when left to fend for themselves, and will almost certainly die if not rescued. Every animal deserves a safe home, and a life without the threat of poaching and cruelty. The elephants at the Zambia Elephant Orphanage have suffered more in their young lives than any animal should. But with your help, they can have a second chance at life.
The Orphanage was started by Game Rangers International (GRI) to give orphaned baby elephants a safe home in which to grow so they can one day be released in Kafue National Park. Working in close collaboration with the Zambia Wildlife Authority and The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), the Orphanage protects the baby elephants and provides them with nourishing food and medical care, as well as a nurturing, mothering presence. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is now joining forces with GRI and DSWF to help save a generation of Zambia's elephants by providing additional security, support for releasing the elephants back into the wild, food, medicine, and aiding the Keepers. The Keepers at the Orphanage provide everything the elephants need. They are there every step of the way for the baby elephants - to protect them, to feed them, to care for them, to guide them, and to be loyal companions.
You can help. Just $18 helps provide a day's worth of milk for an orphaned baby elephant in Zambia.
IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. IFAW has had great success in helping rescue, raise, and release elephants back into wild, protected areas. They've helped restore elephants to Meru National Park in Kenya and dramatically reduced poaching there. They've helped protect and enrich the wildlife at Kenya's Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks. They're helping protect elephants in Liwonde National Park in Malawi, as well as helping bring elephants and rhinos back to Manas National Park in India. And they're helping create protected corridors between parks to allow elephants to safely travel their traditional migratory routes.
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