Elephants are in the most terrible trouble all over Africa…
100 elephants die every day…
They fall victim to poachers who murder them and chainsaw their ivory tusks, often while they are still alive.
We are going to move a family of 30 elephants to a safe haven!
Elephants need wilderness where they can live their lives safe from cruel men who would rip the tusks from their faces. With your help, we are going to relocate an entire elephant family to just such a place… a remote area of the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa.
The last time elephants roamed this area was more than a 150 years ago. The Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa owns the land which is far from poaching areas and where the family will be able to safely breed in the wild. Darlington is the destination for a lucky family of elephants that we are affectionately calling the Davies herd. I promise you it’s paradise for elephants, plenty of food, lush vegetation and water to drink and the elephants will be happy there, but it’s a long and difficult journey from where they live now.
A full-grown elephant can weigh 12,000 pounds and it takes a lot of skill and a lot of money to safely move even one animal. We are moving 30 – mothers, babies, teenagers, matriarch and bulls. They have to be moved as a family for their psychological well-being and it is a massive organizational challenge.
The first step has been completed. We have managed to herd them into a thousand-acre area, we then temporarily fenced. Elephants are very headstrong, clever creatures and don’t like fences, so they were not impressed by our efforts. Little do they know how happy they will be when they reach their new home.
For the next step, we need to hire trucks, helicopters, vets and lots of skilled people. This elephant rescue mission is very expensive, but it is so worthwhile.
Lots of people talk about what a shame it is that hundreds of elephants are dying every day, cruelly slaughtered so their tusks can be carved into trinkets by greedy men. This is your chance to help me DO something about it, to save elephants, so our grandchildren will be able to see them where they belong, in the wilderness.
Please give generously to Network for Animals today so that elephants will have a new home in the wild where they will be safe, happy and able to breed and we can start to reverse their imminent extinction in the wild.
For the animals,
P.S. Donate today and I will make sure my team keeps you updated on progress towards the happy day when for once there will be good news for elephants. July 30 is the target date; the countdown has begun!