Foster An Elephant

To ensure the sustained support of the orphans brought into our care at HERD, we rely on crucial funding from compassionate donors. We invite you to be part of saving the lives of orphaned and displaced elephants in Southern Africa by fostering an elephant orphan at HERD.

Because of their high intelligence and complexity, elephants are very different to your usual wild animal. Their needs are diverse and nuanced and require a special kind of management, one with heart, soul and respect as well as milk and medicine. When a rescued orphan comes into the orphanage, it is traumatised and in many cases dehydrated, sunburnt and possibly injured, making their needs even more critical and demanding.

Funding goes toward meeting these needs, which include our essential and sizable team of dedicated elephant carers, who assist in 24-hour-shifts to ensure that the little ones are never left alone, as well as to the baby elephant’s milk formulation, which is exceptionally delicate and requires extra nutritional supplements as the animal grows, as their mother’s milk would change naturally through the weaning stages and evolving needs.

You can help us to provide vital shelter, support and sustenance by fostering an elephant for yourself or fostering an elephant as a gift for a loved one, giving them the joy of supporting an elephant and the world of elephant conservation.

Our Foster memberships show clearly what each membership fees will be used for, helping you choose the membership that best suits your ideals in fostering an orphan that touches your heart the most.

*All funding for the elephant orphanage is channelled through the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) that supports projects and organisations that have dedicated their work to the conservation of endangered or vulnerable wildlife species – through protection, rehabilitation and research, as well as facilitating projects with goals to educate communities about the importance of the environment and conservation.

HERD Foster Memberships

Bronze

6 Months
($50)

12 Months
($100)

Your HERD BRONZE membership fees go towards the cost of one bottle of standard milk formula a month for Khanyisa, for either six or twelve months.
Your membership will include a printable certificate and a monthly update about the HERD in general.

Silver

Annual Contribution
($500)

Your HERD annual SILVER membership fees go towards the cost of three to four milk bottle feedings per month
for Khanyisa, for twelve months. Your membership will include a printable certificate, a quarterly update about Khanyisa, as well as
a monthly update about the HERD in general.

Gold

Annual Contribution
($1000)

Your HERD annual GOLD membership fees go towards the ongoing costs of caring for Khanyisa. These costs include milk formula/ staffing costs and veterinary bills. Your membership will include a printable certificate, a quarterly update about Khanyisa, as well as a monthly update about the HERD in general.

Platinum

Annual Contribution
($2000)

Your HERD annual PLATINUM membership fees go towards the ongoing costs of caring for Khanyisa.    These costs include veterinary bills/ staffing/ milk formula and general upkeep of the orphanage. Your membership will include a printable certificate, a high-resolution image, a personal monthly update about
Khanyisa, as well as a monthly update about the HERD in general.

Every Elephant Needs A HERD

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