At HERD, we know that it takes a herd to raise an elephant, never mind protect a whole herd. Get to know our stellar human herd, from our elephant carers to the operations team, who make the magic happen behind the scenes.


Meet the Caring Carers

Our “Human Herd” forms an essential part of every orphaned elephant’s unique journey to recovery. This highly experienced team of dedicated, loyal elephant carers provides each baby elephant with the absolute best round-the-clock support.

Our team is well-equipped to handle crises expertly, physically and emotionally. Furthermore, our specialised response teams are on standby all year round to perform rescue operations when needed.

Meet the Carers
Khanyisa and Lundi APril 2020 Ruan Roos

Meet the Organised Operations Team

At HERD, it’s always busy behind the scenes. To successfully carry out our unequalled mission, we have to ensure that the HERD Trust continues to receive proper funding. This takes a lot of hard work and organising from an exceptional group of people.

From social media management to fundraising, our highly motivated operations team ensures that all of the practicalities at HERD run smoothly.

Meet the Ops Team
Adine and Brett Mitchell May 2018 Adine_007_LKH_8276

Meet the Trustees & Advisors

The HERD Trust board of trustees and advisors are a dedicated team of respected and experienced professionals that help guide and shape all decisions that pertain to HERD, to be in line with our core principles, objectives and values

Meet the Trustees & Advisors

Help Save Our Vulnerable Gentle Giants

We rely on incredible people like you to keep us going. Every cent counts, and no contribution is too small. HERD relies on public funding to cover the operational costs to care for and support elephant orphans and the rescued herd, so we really appreciate your support.

Elephant Tales Blog

Want to hear the latest and greatest stories about what the elephants are up to? No two days are the same, and they always amaze us with their distinctive personalities and acceptance of one another. Follow us this way for all the latest stories of what’s happening at HERD.