We are needing to start fresh and stock another barn for our first female African, Kenya.
Please look through her wishlist below to see what items you would like to purchase or put money towards to help make her homecoming possible and comfortable. Once you know what you would like to buy her, go to the donate page and choose ‘Wishlist items’ from the dropdown menu. On the next page there will be a space labeled “Item I would like to buy” where you can write in which items you would like your gift to go towards.
HEAVY DUTY WHEELBARROW
Why not start with poop? In Brazil wheelbarrows are tiny and would fit about two piles of elephant poop. Since we are in our early days we’ll be cleaning up the good old fashion way-so we will need to purchase a few Heavy Duty wheelbarrows to get the job done.
To go with our wheelbarrows, we will need some large and sturdy shovels to handle the African dung.
HEAVY DUTY RAKES
To clean up the hay that usually accompanies the dung, rakes are the other must. Although hay supplementation will be minimal.
Water for the Elephant Care Center:
5000L WATER STORAGE TANKS
Water is essential for all life, and we will need to ensure there is fresh, clean running water available at the barn at all times. 3 of these tanks will be for rain collection and 1 will be the primary storage at the headwater of the natural spring.
2″ WATER LINE
$1920 total or sponsor as much as you would like at 80 cents per foot
2400 feet needed
To get the water from the spring to the Elephant Care Center, we will need quite a bit of water line. This will allow us to not only have pristine drinking water for the elephants but will mean no monthly water bill.
This is an absolute must-have item for elephant care. It ensures we are always just a moment away when needed. Regularly it will allow us to check on elephants and deliver their meals and supplements safely wherever they choose to roam.
Finishing details for the female African Elephant Care Center:
What sanctuary is complete without a pressure washer? And what elephant doesn’t love their bath time with them? This one is will be for the female Africans.
EXTENSION CORDS 100′
Who doesn’t love having power when and where you need it? Just a tidbit of information: they actually don’t come put together here, you have to buy the plug and wire and make them yourself. Doesn’t make them any less useful though. With minimal power sources, we will need a few, and we will need them to be long.
Now this one should be pretty self-explanatory. Not only are they just a good thing to have in general, but when working with welders, it is imperative to have fire extinguishers at your side, just in case a spark gets away from you-and the mini ones just won’t do.
We may have mentioned being in the middle of nowhere once or twice. With having to travel a bit for first aid, and working around and on all of the equipment listed above, there is bound to be one or more wounds along the way. This will let us either patch ourselves up and keep working, or keep us in one piece until we can get somewhere that can do a better job.
CONCRETE FOR THE STALL FOUNDATIONS OF THE FEMALE AFRICAN ELEPHANT CARE CENTER
$160 per cubic meter
The outside structure is build and now it’s time for the inside. Construction of the steel panels has begun, but they will need concrete to make it a barn. This project requires approximately 50 cubic meters at a total cost of $8,000. Donate the price of one cubic meter to help defray the cost – throw in an extra $40 and we’ll send a picture of your name or message forever embedded into the African elephant care center.
$26 each or $260 total
10 fixtures needed
Lights! We need two types of lighting, this one is for general ambient lighting throughout the barn. Not too bright but bright enough for everyone’s safety and comfort.
HIGH INTENSITY CRITICAL CARE LIGHTING
$60 each or $360 total
This type of lighting will be used near the critical care chute allowing a fully illuminated view for better visibility of medical issues that need to be carefully and thoroughly examined.
$45 each or $135 total
3 100′ sections needed
Lots and lots of water hose. It will be used to give the elephants drinks, clean up the barn and so much more.
2-40 FOOT CONTAINERS
The clinic will be renovated from two used shipping containers, allowing for faster, less expensive building. They will provide a space for food preparation and storage, caregiver break area, office, veterinary storage and more as well as a lookout balcony allowing us to keep an eye on our precious girl.
RENOVATIONS OF CONTAINERS FOR CLINIC
This money will go towards turning the containers into livable workable space. This includes running electric and plumbing, installing doors, windows and storage and creating a balcony space for observation.