The Tanzanian Government along with the Minister of Tourism and Natural Resources has approved Tanzania’s first official elephant orphanage in Tanzania. They have seen the need for baby elephants who must now roam without parental guidance and protection – a trend which has become all too familiar in Tanzania. We appreciate the approval from the Tanzanian government on this special project and will work together to ensure the orphaned elephants are re-introduced into the wild, most likely in Tarangire National Park, when they are ready.
The name for this orphanage will be Ivory Orphans. The orphanage will be constructed and operated by funds raised and volunteers of Safari Legacy’s non-profit in Tanzania the African Wildlife Trust. The location of the orphanage will be on the boundary of Kikoti Safari Camp, with an Arusha location as needed for mobilization and initial medical treatment of orphans.
Join us in celebrating this first step in saving Tanzania’s elephant population.
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We thank our fundraising partner in the US, Tide for Tusks, for donating their time and graphic design for the official Ivory Orphans Logo.