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.
Every three hours, each milk dependent orphaned elephant is hand-fed two bottles of freshly mixed specialist formula that best matches an elephant’s milk. Your gift could help us provide essential nourishment and nutrients to growing elephants at our Nursery.
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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