Elephant Sanctuary Zambia
Wild@Life and their partners in Zambia cares for a unique herd of African elephants. Our elephants were rescued from droughts, floods and culling operations. Our herd have been under our care their whole lives, their home is in the heart of the Mosi-oa Tunya National park on the banks of the Zambezi River.
Covid-19 has ravaged Zambia tourism industry; and The Elephant Café’ which, with Wild@Life, provides for our Elephants is closed.
Like the rest of the world, we still don’t know when things will get back to normal again so we launched an online campaign back in April, to take full charge of the elephant sanctuary. Thankfully, the drought broke this year, but despite the good rains in our area our Elephants still need lucerne and sweet grass mix to supplement what they forage in the National Park.
We also decided to cover to pay our Elephant caretakers. They have all volunteered to stay, away from their families and take care of the herd during these uncertain times.
Our herd is constantly monitored even when wild grazing during the day. Wild solitary bulls will often challenge our herd bulls with catastrophic consequences if they begin to fight.
Wild@life E.v have undertaken to pay the feed suppliers, transport of feed, caretaker team and veterinary bills to 100% until things improve.
Each Elephant will eat 3 bags of 8-10kg Lucerne mix a night. Come the dry months when the park begins to dry out this increases to four bags each.