Building A Future For India’s Elephants

Wildlife SOS – To fund research, training and expansion of grounds at the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura which caters to captive abused and exploited captive Asian Elephants

by Wildlife SOS

About the fundraiser:

With the grand opening of India’s only dedicated elephant hospital in 2018, Wildlife SOS has become a beacon of hope for India’s elephants. As the number of pachyderm patients continues to grow at the Elephant Hospital Campus, Wildlife SOS is planning for a future providing research and training for the benefit of India’s 2,700 captive Asian Elephants, as well as long term care for as many as we can. We’ve had great success, but we’re running out of room.

How funds will be utilised:

We are in Phase 2, which includes the purchase of an additional 110 acres on the north side of the Yamuna river, across from the Elephant Hospital. We have already purchased 36 acres of this property, and are now fundraising to purchase the additional 74 acres to give us continuous property on both sides of the river.

Once we have purchased the 110 acres on the north side of the river, Phase 3 will begin building facilities for 60-70 more elephants. This will join the existing Elephant Hospital Campus to the additional 110 acres of facilities with access to forest land and the Yamuna river where elephants can experience natural habitats.

Impact on the ground:

When all phases are complete, we will more than quadruple the current size of the existing Elephant Hospital Campus. The new north campus will include habitats and treatment areas for 60-70 elephants, with continuous access to the Elephant Hospital, the Yamuna River, forest land, and open space that allows our elephant residents to thrive.

  • An education and training centre to increase public awareness and action to help the plight of endangered Asian Elephants.
  • Veterinary training and research programs.
  • Sustainability to run on solar power, water and sewage recycling, organic food for both staff and elephants.
  • Dedicated super-strong areas for bull elephants in musth.

Wildlife SOS

Wildlife SOS is a conservation non-profit in India, established in 1995 with the primary objective of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in distress, and preserving India’s natural heritage. It is currently one of the largest wildlife organisations in South Asia.


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