Meet The Team
Our “Human Herd” play an important role in each orphaned elephant’s wellbeing. Our highly dedicated, passionate and experienced team gives each baby elephant the best round-the- clock care to. They are well-equipped emotionally and physically to react to any situation that may arise at any time of day or night, including response teams who are on standby 24/7 year round to react to any rescue operations.
Meet Our Orphanage Operations Team
The management of the orphanage environment and surroundings is part of the task of caring for the elephant calves. The HERD operations team has been involved in the planning and construction of the orphanage and will continue to oversee the maintenance of the buildings and general operations, to ensure that they are of the highest standards.
Meet our Elephant Orphan Care team:
Tigere is well respected as one of two elephant managers at Jabulani. He has been working with elephants since 1996 and has been key in the success of the Jabulani Herds well- being. Tigere oversees and manages the important integration process of the orphaned elephants to the Jabulani Herd and works closely with our HERD team to ensure a successful introduction and integration.
Owen joined Tigere as one of only two elephant managers at Jabulani in October 2019, though he has been working with the Jabulani herd since 2005. He is exceptionally proud of
his work and extremely dedicated to elephant conservation. Together with Tigere, they share the responsibility of ensuring the orphans at HERD receive the best possible care.
Our three-full time trainee carers working under the supervision of our senior elephant carers on a daily basis at HERD: