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Your adoption pack:

A cuddly toy (optional)

My Elephants and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

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The magnificent Asian elephant is threatened by extinction in the wild. As human populations grow, its habitat is shrinking fast. Help us halt the devastation.

How you're helping the elephants

  • Protecting habitats and restoring degraded biological corridors
  • Supporting the development of ecotourism, which improves the livelihoods of local people and links economic development with elephant conservation
  • Training and equipping anti-poaching patrols
  • Strengthening conservation laws and ensuring they are enforced
  • Reducing conflict between local people and elephants
  • Your support will also help fund our other essential work around the world

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A cuddly toy (optional)

My Elephants and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

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More about Asian Elephants

Although the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal, the Asian elephant is generally smaller, with the average male measuring around 3m high and weighing around five tonnes.

Location: Asia

Habitat: Tropical forests of Asia

Wild population: In 1995 there were estimated to be about 25,600 to 32,750 individual Asian Elephants

The threats to elephants

  • Habitat destruction and fragmentation
  • Poaching and illegal trade for ivory and meat
  • Conflict with people

How your adoption can help:

  • £60 (or £5 a month) could cover project costs for one day to rehabilitate an Asian elephant back into the wild
  • £120 (or £10 a month) could buy twelve days feed for a whole “elephant flying squad” (4 elephants). The squads are used to scare crop raiding wild elephants away and reduce potentially fatal human-elephant conflict.


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Kiruba is an Asian elephant and lives in Corbett National Park, in the Terai Arc lowlands of India. She has a son and a daughter, and is the dominant female in an extended family of more than 20 elephants. As the matriarch of the group, she is relied upon to find food, water and safe habitat.