Did you know that every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for it's ivory tusks? Kavala, a victim of the illegal ivory trade, lost her entire family to poachers in 2011. Today, she is living at the Kafue Release Facility in Zambia where caretakers protect her 24/7 while she begins her long journey of rehabilitation and release with the other elephant orphans in the orphan herd. World Elephant Day is a great opportunity to tell others about elephants and the ivory trade and to help save elephants like Kavala. (Kavala is pictured above)
Elephantopia is a fully volunteer run 501c3, so all donations go directly to our projects in Zambia with Game Rangers International Elephant Orphanage and Mukambi Community.