Help Us Feed the Elephants

For the month of September, Global Sanctuary for Elephants is launching a new campaign to Feed the Elephants. As you have seen from our videos, it takes a massive amount of fruits, vegetables, high-quality hay, and supplements to keep the girls healthy and happy. They deserve no less than the best available food after lifetimes of poor nutrition and unhealthy living conditions. 

Since we only want to provide the best for the elephants here, the cost can be high. All of the fruits and vegetables that our dedicated staff prepares costs approximately 2,000 US dollars weekly to purchase in the volume needed. And this is through a produce distributor. The hay we feed the girls is $21 a bale and is shipped to us by the truckful.

How can you help the elephants today? You can donate directly to the initiative, making sure their well-being is served. You can even dedicate your donation to the elephant you’re drawn to most. You can also purchase from one of our wish lists or send a gift basket for your favorite girl. (There are several options to choose from.) And finally, you can spread the word to your friends and family about the situation surrounding captive elephants around the world and encourage them to speak out or give what they can. We know that it’s not possible for everyone to make a donation, so spreading the word is essential to the elephants and this cause. 

Everything you do matters to the elephants, no matter how big or small. We encourage you to give to the Feed the Elephants campaign and ensure that Lady, Maia, Mara, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina have wonderful fresh food each day of the year. 

Photo of Mara and her watermelon


  1. REPLY
    Kenneth B. Newman says

    So is the food situation one of the main reasons WHY Tamy isn’t being brought out of Mendoza????Anything would be better than being coop up in that dirt pit….. ALL of us want better conditions for Tamy, but the amount of news about him is minuscule……..

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      Sara says

      The food situation has nothing to do with Tamy’s move. As we’ve mentioned many times, he still needs lots of training before he will be ready to be transported. Outside of the fact that the Mendoza team is working on that, there’s no news to share. When there’s more to tell, we’ll update our current progress page.

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    Carey says

    I understand that Ingo is beginning Tamy’s training for his health checks and for footwork prior to travelling to GSE? I read his post on Facebook. will check my funds and see if I can afford a donation towards food for the girls, times are pretty hard, inflation and soaring food prices where I am, but I will try, every little helps as they say.

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      Sara says

      Ingo traveled to Mendoza to begin Tamy’s training. He was also instructing the team at Mendoza on how to continue that training, since he’s unable to stay and complete what may be a long process. Tamy has to learn how to trust humans after a lifetime of little contact and former harsh training. We must give Tamy the time he needs to learn on his terms. We must remember that we’re on “elephant time” now.

      As for giving, we appreciate you for thinking of us. But it’s important to give in lots of ways, including spreading the word about captive elephants. That’s a valuable gift during these hard times.

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    Terry says

    The girls deserve nothing less. Some humans have deeply hurt their hearts and souls. We are the humans who are here to help heal their hearts and souls through good nutrition. I am grateful to all of you every single minute of the day!

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