Adopt a elephant

The magnificent Asian elephant is threatened by extinction in the wild, its habitat is shrinking fast.

Asian elephants used to roam across most of Asia, but now they’re restricted to just 15% of their original range. Asian elephant numbers have dropped by at least 50% over the last three generations, and they’re still in decline today.


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Your adoption really helps

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They help fund projects to work with local communities to monitor elephant movement and reduce human-elephant conflict.

Protect these incredible animals and receive:

Cuddly elephant toy

Cuddly toy

An optional soft toy to love forever.

My elephants magazine

Regular updates

Both Wild World and My Elephants magazines will keep you up-to-date three times a year.

Fact pack

Fact pack

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

A wonderful gift at any time of year

A wonderful gift

Give a gift that will help protect the future of elephants and their habitats

Map of elephants range

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 often-thick vegetation of the Asian landscape.


50%decline overthree generations

Human conflict

Elephants and people are coming into contact more often – and conflicts can occur.

Elephant silhouette

Habitat loss

As Asia's human population grows rapidly, more and more wildlife habitat is lost or fragmented.

Human silhouette


Still killed for their tusks, meat and skin

85%decline of theiroriginal range

Tourism industry

Taken from the wild for the live elephant trade – primarily going to Thailand for the tourism industry.

How we can help

We’re helping protect habitats and improve connections between fragmented areas where Asian 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 tackling poaching by working with law enforcement agencies and governments to improve the enforcement of laws on the illegal trade in elephants and their parts.

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

Female Asian elephants are more social than males.

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