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