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Becca's Elephant Expedition

Organized by: Rebecca Wyatt

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EVENT DATE Sep 27, 2015

THE STORY:

Each of you have received a letter about why this trip is so important to me. Elephants have become a passion of mine that I never knew I would have. I always knew that I loved animals, but never expected to create a profession out of caring and conserving for elephants. Elephants are truly unique in that they are full of emotion and in constant need of mental stimulation. They are also a lot like us, in that they need each other. These particular elephants that I will be visiting have been brought to sanctuary from long lives of not getting to be elephants; forced to do tricks, forced to beg, chained, ridden, and often life devoid of other elephants. Elephant management in the western world has been revolutionized in the last decade. We are focusing more and more on using our animals as ambassadors but allowing them to still be elephants. We provide elephant activities and environments of comfort to form to the elephant's natural biology. Family groups are being created so that matriarchs can teach and young bulls can learn their place amongst the species. These are all fantastic things! In doing all these things, elephant professionals must develop essential skills. These are skills that I have learned and have mastered. I have taught footwork, trunk washes, blood draws, training, exhibit maintenance, mental enrichment, and most importantly have taught my employees how to show these animals the love they deserve. I am confident that these are skills that I will be able to pass along on this trip and feel called to do so. The thought of that opportunity alone makes me so so excited! If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask. Also, visit www.wildlifesos.org

$325

 

16% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Grintons

    $100

  • Cathy and Chris

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John and Gayle Gordon

    $50

  • Edie, Jana, and Tonka

    $100

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Rebecca Wyatt

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Donor Comments

Edie, Jana, and Tonka

Edie, Jana, and Tonka

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

John and Gayle Gordon

John and Gayle Gordon

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cathy and Chris

Cathy and Chris

In honor of Adam. 3 years ago

Grintons

Grintons

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

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