Meet Kavala

Kavala on the left

Kavala is a beautiful elephant orphan cared for by our friends at the GRI Elephant Orphanage Project in Zambia. Her story has a tragic beginning. Kavala’s mother was shot by poachers in 2011. The mother’s body was found by the Zambian Wildlife Authority with tiny baby droppings surrounding her, but no calf. Three weeks later a weak an emaciated elephant orphan was spotted in the area on the banks of the Zambezi River in Rufunsa GMA. At approximately 10 months old, Kavala was in desperate need of milk formula but had managed to survive on vegetation throughout that time. She had an abscess on her knee and many infected sores all over her body due to her malnourished and immune suppressed condition. With the right diet and combination of treatments and care Kavala healed rapidly and is now a confident and boisterous youngster. Elephantopia is looking to raise up a herd of elephant advocates to care for Kavala. What does that entail? Food, medicine & shelter for Kavala and the caretakers who watch over her twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For one year, the total costs incurred by GRI Elephant Orphanage are $12,000USD. Do you want to help make a positive difference in the life of this elephant orphan? JOIN THE HERD today and you will begin the special journey with people around the world. Together, we can build a positive community to save Kavala and give her a chance at a safe and healthy future.


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