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Elephant Naming for Cyndy Kukus

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BENEFITING: AMBOSELI TRUST FOR ELEPHANTS

EVENT DATE: Nov 15, 2014

Gina Sanderson

THE STORY:

We lost a lovely young woman this week. She left behind two small children and a loving spouse. Cyndy Kukus loved elephants and many from the Elephant Warrior group on Facebook would like an opportunity to support her memory. Every little bit counts towards this goal. I will be working with Amboseli directly to make sure the elephant gets named for Cyndy and all the paperwork sent to her family.

 

From Amboseli's website: 

Naming An Elephant

ATE has a unique donor naming programme for people who want to become more intimately involved in the research project. Since 1988 we have offered supporters the chance to name an elephant, choosing the unique ID tag that we follow that individual with over their lifetime. Unlike other adoption schemes where many people become involved with the same individual, choosing a name for an Amboseli elephant is a unique event. Names are never, ever changed; it is for life (and beyond).

Because this is a such an important marker for our research, we have some rules about names. Firstly, and most importantly, no name can ever be repeated.

Each of the 57 Amboseli Families has a two-letter code (AA, AB, AB, BB, CA, CB etc.), and all the family members have names beginning with the first family letter; e.g. in the A families we have Alison, Agatha, Amelia and Anastasia. There are no longer any N families, because they both went extinct when all the females died.

We generally don’t name calves until they are four years old, when they have survived the period of highest mortality risk. Before that the calf has a code name based on it’s mother’s name and year of birth. However, for the naming program we will name younger calves on the understanding that not every young elephant will grow to adulthood.

When your calf has been named, we will send you a naming pack containing a photograph, a naming certificate and a history of the calf’s family and mother. The namer will also get periodic updates when your calf has exciting family events, such as the birth of a new sibling.

Many of the common Christian names have already been used, and we can only use each name once, so we recommend nicknames or unusual spellings. It’s best to choose three alternatives, so that we can select a calf for you; please also tell us if it matters whether the calf is male or female.

To name an Amboseli elephant we ask for a donation of $2500.

$225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Neil & Sara

    $10

  • Josh

     

  • Chris Sharon Edwards

    $10

  • Shelli

    $20

  • Shelia

    $50

  • Kate Sanderson

    $25

  • Nancy Nortell

    $20

  • Tessa Hayward

    $20

  • Lori Olson

    $50

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18% Raised of $1,250 Goal

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The Team: $225 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Lori Olson

Lori Olson

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tessa Hayward

Tessa Hayward

DONATION: $20

RIP sweet lady 3 years ago

Nancy Nortell

Nancy Nortell

DONATION: $20

In memory of Cyndy Kukus. A brave warrior and lover of elephants. 3 years ago

Kate Sanderson

Kate Sanderson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Shelia

Shelia

DONATION: $50

Thanks Gina! 3 years ago

Shelli

Shelli

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Chris Sharon Edwards

Chris Sharon Edwards

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Josh

Josh

Let's get you an elephant babe! I promise...I'll walk it every night. 3 years ago

Neil & Sara

Neil & Sara

DONATION: $10

Praying for a miracle.... lets name these babies so Cyndy's beautiful children can watch them grow and follow their stories their entire lives.. how beautiful would that be?? God Bless!! 3 years ago