Elephant Havens is an orphanage that does more than just save young orphaned and abandoned elephants. Through habitat protection, community outreach, and the rescue and hand-rearing of young elephants, this organisation aims to become a leading voice in wildlife conservation awareness and protection. They believe in creating a world where African elephants and local communities co-exist in harmony, through educational programs, collaboration with local farmers and community inclusion.
We Adopted Tshepiso
Kirsty first met Tshepiso in November 2019 at Elephant Havens. Back then this young elephant was the aggressive and scared ''crazy girl''. It is believed that her mother and sibling were possibly killed by humans, which explains why little Tshepiso has a difficult time trusting her handlers. Since then she has warmed up to her handlers and has discovered a love for oranges, a fruit she can smell from a mile away.