Choose our ellies!
January 16, 2017
BENEFITING: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA
WITH APPROVAL FROM THE DAVID SHELDRICK WILDLIFE TRUST. Who loves elephants?! We do! We are asking for as little as $5.00 and every $50 raised on this site can foster/adopt one orphaned elephant calf for the year through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust based in Kenya. Let's save a few elephants before the end of the year. The elephant population is dwindling dramatically due to poaching, and the desire for ivory. While heads of state debate the ivory issue, our precious adult elephants are being killed, leaving the baby elephants lost, confused; some of them just stay by their mother and wither away, eventually dying of a broken heart. Elephants have very human emotions, they mourn, grieve, rejoice, and have playful personalities. Elephant herds visit their ancestor burial grounds, they solemnly march past the bones of those that went before them. They communicate with each other through a series of sounds and movements. As a herd, they protect each other, and, it has been said, the herd will move only as fast as their weakest member. After a visit to South Africa... I had the opportunity to visit an elephant rehabilitation camp, see wild elephants on safari, and came away forever changed. I've since met like-minded elephant fans on facebook and together we share our love of these amazing creatures. I've since adopted my own little ellie, named Barsalinga through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). I receive monthly reports on his progress, pictures of him getting stronger, and welcoming new orphans into the group. Once you read a little about these creatures, then you'll want to help. It's not too late... Every dollar collected here will go towards the fostering of the baby ellies in the DSWT. We will each have a stake in helping the new generation of elephants survive. We may never be able to save every elephant, but we can make a difference in the ones we foster here and now. Between October 1 and December 31, 2016. What you get? The knowledge that you did something and meeting other like-minded elephant lovers. And you never know...like the man walking along the beach, trying to help thousands of starfish that washed up on the shore. When another man stopped him and said, "Why bother, you won't save them all." The helper stopped and said, while taking a starfish back to the ocean, "I can save this one."