As well as being a delicious treat, lucerne pellets are important dietary supplements, especially for the older elephant orphans during drier periods in Tsavo, when fresh browse is less readily available.
The orphans at our Reintegration Units require a special follow-on formula milk which comes in sacks. As they grow, so do their appetites! Your gift can help feed these growing youngsters until they are reintegrated to the wild.
Every night we line the stables at our Nursery with hay so the youngest orphans feel warm and cosy at night. Hay also provides a delicious snack for older orphans.
Rescued orphan elephants in our care require specialist milk formula to survive and our Keepers bottle feed the Nursery orphans freshly mixed milk every three hours, day and night. Your gift can help us provide 2 bottles of milk – enough for one milk feed for one orphan.
We use wheelbarrows to transport the many bottles of milk from the mixing bay to the orphans at every feed. Every wheelbarrow is custom made with big tyres for extra traction along the rugged terrain.
Gift program note — We will always endeavour to direct your donation towards the purchase of the specific gift you have selected. Should this not be possible as an item is not available for us to purchase, the price has increased or the item is no longer needed, we will direct your donation towards the project area from which your gift was selected – ensuring the project continues to benefit from your kind support.
Alternately you could adopt an orphan as a gift for yourself or a loved one.
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