When we announced Bambi’s rescue and shared that it would cost around $19,500 to bring her home, we were hoping to be able to raise the funds during what is a difficult time for many. Our phenomenal sanctuary family came together to donate that amount in less than an hour. To be exact, it took 53 minutes from our email going out, to having her transport funded fully (our staff was watching in amazement).
There are no words to express what is in our hearts right now, as we try to convey our gratitude to each of you. Thanks to your donations, likes, comments, and shares, Bambi is coming home to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
Bambi is in Ribierão Preto, which is in the state of São Paulo. Her zoo is around 790 miles (1,270 kilometers) from the Sanctuary. As she is located within Brazil, we don’t need the CITES permits that cause delays with our international rescues. We hope to bring her home within the next 30 days. We have a lot of logistics to work out to make that timeline a reality, but we are beyond grateful to know that the cost of her journey is not a concern, thanks to your overwhelming support.
At the time of this posting, the total you have donated is $38,620. Additional funds raised will go toward Bambi’s care once she arrives and supportive items we are currently ordering from the US. Your donations are giving Bambi a priceless gift. Words could never be enough, so when you watch Bambi take her first steps here in a few weeks, know in your hearts that her gratitude at each blade of grass, drop of rain, and moment shared with another elephant is gratitude to each of you. You have made her new life not just a possibility, but a reality.
Thank you ❤️
photo: from when we first met Bambi 7 years ago