Adopt An Elephant

The magnificent elephant is under threat; around 47 African elephants are killed a day for their tusks. Key populations are in decline due to poaching and a shrinking habitat.

In Asia, elephants have disappeared from approximately 85% of their historic range. While in Africa, poaching is an ever-present threat - this is largely due to illegal demand for ivory in Asia. 

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Herd of elephants
Martin Harvey / WWF

Your Adoption Really Helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund our work to protect elephant habitat, reduce poaching and address human-elephant conflict. They also help fund other vital work around the world.

Protect these incredible animals and receive

Cuddly Toy

An optional soft toy to love forever. Toy may vary from image shown.

Welcome Pack

Choose between our standard welcome pack or a pack created for children under 12.

Regular Updates

We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your adoption updates three times a year.


Get a personalised adoption certificate and a lovely elephant video call background.

elephant map

Elephants play an important role in maintaining their habitat. They’re grazers and browsers, eating large amounts of vegetation every day – which helps shape the landscapes they live in.




Human-elephant conflict

Crop-raiding elephants can cause loss of income, food and even lives. Farmers sometimes kill elephants to protect their family or income.

Elephant silhouette

Habitat loss

As the human population grows, more and more wildlife habitat is lost or fragmented.

Human Silhouette


Around 20,000 African elephants are poached every year. Across their range, elephants are killed for their tusks, meat and skin.


Illegal wildlife trade

The last 10 years have seen a surge in illegal trade in elephant ivory and trafficking levels remain high.

How We Can Help

We’re helping protect habitats and improve connections between fragmented areas where elephants live. We're working with governments and local communities to reduce conflict between people and elephants. And we’re influencing policy and legislation to benefit elephant conservation.

We're working with TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, to help train law enforcement agencies and lobby governments to improve laws on wildlife crime, including the illegal elephant trade.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • protect habitats and restore degraded biological corridors
  • train and equip anti-poaching patrols
  • work with local communities to monitor elephant movement and reduce human-elephant conflict
  • fund our other essential work around the world

Elephants in a river

Female elephants live in close family groups, led by the matriarch.

Last minute gift?

Elephant adoption certificate
No problem! You can print or email a personalised gift certificate online to give on the day.

Free delivery

Your pack will be sent within 2-3 working days - but allow up to 5 working days for it to arrive. 


In a rush? For £5.59 your pack will be delivered the very next day, if you order before 12pm, Monday to Friday (working days).

Any other questions?

Take a look at our adoption FAQs