The Endangered Bornean  Pygmy elephants at Sepilok need our help!


Pictured is WRU veterinarian Dr Pakee Nagalingam with members of the WRU who care for the elephants at Sepilok.

Sepilok is currently home to 5 orphaned young pygmy elephants whose mothers were killed by poachers.
Our urgent appeal is necessary for us to be able to  raise funds to help these youngsters survive. 
We need to purchase the formula called Nestrum, which is an important part of their diet. 
These youngsters are from an endangered species of pygmy elephant and there are thought to be only 1,500 left in the wild. They are in desperate need of food and Sabah Wildlife department have called on us for assistance. 

Elephant Milk Nestum Donation 07 2017 5 Cropeed

Elephant Milk Nestum Donation 07 2017 3 Cropeed

These little elephants have been orphaned as a result of habitat loss and human-elephant conflict.  Although under law the species is fully protected, the killing of elephants is increasing at an alarming rate, leaving many babies without their mothers. Sabah Wildlife Department are doing all they can to help the situation but it uses a lot of resources and they can't do it without help. Without further funding the supplies will start to run low again within weeks, therefore we are putting out another urgent plea.

If you would like to donate to help feed the elephants you can do so via the donations page of our website, please select Bornean Pygmy Elephants from the dropdown menu.

Only donations specifically made to Bornean Pymgy Elephants will be used for this project.  No donations for the orangutans will be used.

The estimated amount needed is GBP £1,455 per month.

Published 15th August 2017