Elephant Food Prep

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to feed six elephants in a day, have we got some delicious video for you! On this particular afternoon, we received a delivery of produce which was sorted, processed, the excess stored, and the day’s food distributed in buckets for each elephant to enjoy. (Our prep staff is amazing.) What we receive each week is an impressive amount of food. This video shows our elephant kitchen, which our staff uses for prep – cutting up fruits and vegetables, making grain balls for medicine, sorting what each elephant needs (and likes to eat) and generally preparing all meals for the six girls here. With your help, we’re able to provide all of this bountiful food for the ladies in our care. This is just a small glimpse into what it takes to feed a herd for one morning.


  1. REPLY
    Kayle Luthey says

    I am totally on board and want to volunteer as a personal chef for the girls

  2. REPLY
    Greg says

    WOW!!! They eat like Kings…..or in this case QUEENS!

  3. REPLY
    Patricia Richardson says

    Amazing quality and loving care!💜

  4. REPLY
    Shelley says

    That was great to have a widow in to watch the food prep! Thank you for sharing that! Every little video helps to create a picture of life at Sanctuary!

  5. REPLY
    Sheila says

    Wow. The 🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘ladies r sure having a very big feast of alot of good veggies🍉🍎🍑🍐🍅🥑🥒🥬🥦🍌🍓🥕🌽🥭🍍🥝 and fruit. Staff has a big job storing all the good foods in the cooler!! Nice u have volunteers to help sort the DELIGHTS OUT!!

    • REPLY
      Sara says

      Those aren’t volunteers. It’s our dedicated staff!

  6. REPLY
    Bonnie says

    Sara how long does all that food last before you have to restock and the people who are helping seem to enjoy every moment

    • REPLY
      Sara says

      This is a week’s worth of food.

  7. REPLY
    Barb says

    Most amazing and frankly heartwarming to see behind the scenes food prep for the girls! Please do more of those marvelous videos.

  8. REPLY
    Rachel says

    Love that! Now I need some fruit….

Post a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.