What kid doesn't want a pet elephant? The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant fostering program is a great way to get one and also to save a whole bunch of elephants who are in danger of being killed thanks to the ivory trade.
ADOPT AN ELEPHANT, starts at $50 a year
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is dedicated to fostering baby elephants who have been orphaned largely as a result of the Ivory trade. When you adopt one online, you'll receive a fostering certificate with a profile and photograph of your adopted orphan with a description of the Orphans’ Project; An interactive map indicating where your orphan was found and a description of the habitat and the plight of the elephants in that area; A monthly summary highlighting events of the previous month with a direct link to the ‘Keepers Diary’ for your elephant. In the diary you will be able to access the daily calendar entries and the monthly photos. You'll also receive a collectable monthly watercolor by Angela Sheldrick; and from time-to-time, you'll receive news of new arrivals and rescues.