Renewed Plea for funds to Feed Orphaned Elephants

Bornean Elephant At Sepilok

Bornean Elephant Being Fed By Carer At Sepilok

Bornean Elephants With Carers At Sepilok

We have received another urgent request for assistance from Sabah Wildlife Department who are caring for a number of orphaned Bornean Pygmy Elephants. The funds available to them for buying milk for these orphans are running low again and they need more assistance in order to care for these vulnerable youngsters. 

Last year we ran a successful campaign to raise funds in order to purchase milk and we need to ask supporters again if they are willing to help us with this campaign. 

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 assistance. 

In the wild, the baby elephants would suckle from their mothers up to the age of five years old.  One of the major challenges faced by Sabah Wildlife Department and their Borneo Elephant Care Centre (BECC) is to provide them with a suitable milk replacement.

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

To feed one baby elephant costs £35 per day

1 tonne of milk formula is needed per month to feed all the babies in their care!

Sabah Wildlife Department desperately needs help from organisations and individuals who are willing to help feed the orphaned elephants through their "Milk for Orphaned Baby Elephants Sponsorship Program".

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

The estimated amount still needed is GBP £1,450 per month.

All donations will be passed on to the Borneo Elephant Care Centre at Sepilok. Thank you.