Christmas Adoptions

Fostering a love and connection to our natural world

Delight a loved one - and support the life of a rescued orphan elephant or rhino this Christmas - by gifting them an adoption.

When you adopt an orphaned elephant or rhino for your loved one, your gift will support animals in need that have lost their families and are now completely reliant on our human caregivers. Orphaned infant animals require round-the-clock milk feeds, nurturing Keeper and veterinary care so they can survive, as well as a secure place to thrive. Your gift adoption can enable the Trust to care for these orphaned babies and, best of all, help these animals one day return to the wild where they belong.


For just US$50, your Christmas Gift adoption includes the following for the recipient:

Personalised Christmas gift adoption certificate

Monthly updates about their orphan

Monthly water colour by Angela Sheldrick

Access to exclusive content; including photos and video

Our unique adoption program offers you the ability to digitally gift wrap an orphan in our care and send it to a loved one this Christmas. They’ll become a part of our Orphans’ Project, which exists to rescue and rehabilitate orphaned elephants and rhinos that would otherwise not survive. With over 140 orphans currently reliant on us, there are plenty of personalities to choose from, and stories to touch your heart. Safe in our care, these orphans will follow in the footsteps of more than 170 orphans that have gone before them and are now living wild in Kenya's vast Tsavo Conservation Area.

Adopt an elephant this Christmas

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