Adopt an elephant
They need you.
With our partner Rory Hensman Research & Conservation Unit, we invite you to adopt one of our elephants and help protect these ellies from overcrowded lands, poaching and conflict with humans.
You can also choose to adopt a baby rhino.
Meet the Ellies
An annual adoption comes with a plaque, information about your elephant, updates and other gifts. All adoptions are tax deductible in the United States. Meet the ellies below. Click here for a packet to adopt an elephant with your classroom, school or office!
My name is Shan and I am an 18-year-old female elephant. My son, Zambezi, and I are still very close; we can be seen foraging and bathing together. I am the dominant female, showing the characteristic flat forehead, and often voicing my opinion over the goings on of the herd.Shan
My name is Chishuru and I am a 21-year-old bull elephant, Chishuru is the name of a beautiful river and I think I’m pretty good looking as elephants go! I am quite famous too, I have been in a few feature films, television shows, tv commercials, and even documentaries.Chishuru
My name is Nuanedi and I am a 17-year-old female elephant. As I do not have a calf of my own, I take pride in my job as aunt in the herd. I am often tasked with keeping a close eye on the babies when their mothers are busy. Unfortunately, I am recognizable because of a cut in my trunk caused by a loose wire which never healed.nuanedi
My name is Zambezi and I am a 3-year-old bull elephant. My mother is Shan and I am known as the boisterous baby, even though I am roughly 500kg. I was given my name in honor of the favorite place of the founder of Adventures with Elephants.Zambezi
My name is Musina and I am a 17-year-old female elephant. Musina is the name of the northern most town in Limpopo. I have a 2-year-old daughter, Bela, who is the favorite baby of the herd. My mother was said to be a matriarch and so I hope to be one someday.Musina
My name is Bela and I am a 2-year-old female elephant and I live with my friends and family at Adventures with Elephants, on a reserve in Limpopo Province, South Africa. My mother Musina is very proud of me because I am the favorite baby.BELA