Elephant Havens handler and baby

Foster an Elephant

Young elephants are remarkably fragile both physically and emotionally. They must be bottle-fed a special formula every three hours to survive. Emotional support is just as important, so human handlers live alongside the orphans, never leaving them alone. Eventually the orphans can be weaned and reintroduced to the wild. By following the lead of others who have successfully raised many healthy orphans, we know we can save these remarkable animals. But we can’t do it alone.

How You Can Help

Where is Elephant Havens?

We’ve chosen Botswana as the home for Elephant Havens. The government of this southern African country is committed to the well-being of its people, its wildlife, and its wild lands. Hunting is banned and anti-poaching laws are strictly enforced. Home to more elephants than any other African nation, Botswana is the perfect place to carry out our mission.

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Latest News

Fall 2021 Update
Fall 2021 Update

There are so many wonderful happenings at Elephant Havens that I’m not sure where to begin. Well, first let me introduce you to our new little girl Lerumo, which in Tswana language means “bullet.” Lerumo has...

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Summer 2021 Update
Summer 2021 Update

It is hard to believe that Labor Day has come and gone! Scott and I have spent much time this summer at Elephant Havens in the happy company of the Botswana team and a very rambunctious herd of young elephants. Many...

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