Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!

When Phabeni was just four months old, he was spotted wandering alone near the Kruger National Park in South Africa, with his mother and herd nowhere in sight.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

Our partner, HERD, raced to his rescue. They found the little calf covered head-to-toe in wounds and showing signs of severe starvation and dehydration. Judging from his condition, it is likely Phabeni had been alone for at least several days.

To put it in perspective, elephant calves are much like human children, totally reliant on their mothers throughout their infancy and juvenile years. They will usually stay with their mothers until they are around 16 years old.

Alone and helpless without mothers, suckling elephant calves will usually die within DAYS of being displaced or orphaned.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

Phabeni is lucky to be alive – but he needs YOUR help to ensure his survival.

Our partner is a dedicated elephant orphanage that provides around-the-clock care and specialized nutrition to elephant calves orphaned through poaching or snaring. The team currently cares for 17 rescued elephants.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

Phabeni, the newest rescue, arrived emaciated, dehydrated, injured, and traumatized.

But with YOUR support today, the little calf can pull through.

The most urgent need for Phabeni right now is a special milk formula. It closely mimics his mother’s milk and is CRITICAL to his survival.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

Orphaned elephant calves are at their most vulnerable during the first few weeks following their rescue and are highly dependent on the correct nourishment, care, and companionship.

Expert elephant carers monitor Phabeni around the clock, but what he really needs now is enough special milk formula to help him grow. With your support today, we CAN give Phabeni this chance.

Phabeni will need milk for the next four to five years and will need help throughout this time. Elephant calves are extremely sensitive, and a gradual milk-weaning process must be followed. Rushing the weaning process could be fatal.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

It is critical that we provide Phabeni with a special milk formula that replicates the vital nutrients he would have received from his mother.

Please help Phabeni now!

If we can raise $7,000 (£5,540), we can provide enough special milk formula for orphaned elephant calf Phabeni for the next THREE months. Your donation will also cover crucial medication and veterinary care to help the baby elephant recover from his wounds.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Credit: HERD

Extensive studies have shown that elephants feel emotions including grief, joy, love, and compassion. Can you imagine the heartbreak of poor orphaned calf Phabeni, who tragically became separated from his mother and was forced to endure the dangers of the wild alone? 

As social beings used to the tight fabric of a family, elephants need other elephants for their well-being and survival. Once fully healed, HERD’s orphans are gradually introduced to the Jabulani Herd – a unique and close-knit family of 17 rescued and orphaned elephants from Zimbabwe and South Africa, who are always accepting of new calves.

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!Phabeni has constant companionship and comfort in the form of Lammie, his surrogate sheep mother… Credit: HERD

Please, extend your compassion to the orphaned elephant calf Phabeni. Your support is critical in providing him with the care he needs to survive and be reintegrated into a new, loving herd.

Help us make a lasting impact on little Phabeni’s life by donating generously to Animal Survival International today!

Saving animals and the planet,

Caught in a snare, ‘Najam’ the lioness suffered horribly for FOUR DAYS. We can save wild animals from snares. <u><strong>Please, will you help us</u>?</strong>

General Manager
Animal Survival International

P.S. Many elephant orphans aren’t as lucky as Phabeni – and aren’t found in time or rescued and taken to a safe sanctuary like HERD. Please, help us give this and other miracle baby elephants the nutrition and care they need by donating today.

Banner image: HERD

Orphaned elephant calf Phabeni needs special milk formula to survive!

Please help animals

Your donations help us do our vital work to protect and save animals around the world!

Please be aware:

Emails from Animal Survival International will only be sent from the domain animalsurvival.org. Any emails with variations on this URL or from other email addresses are not from our organization and should not be engaged with.

If you receive an email claiming to be from Animal Survival International, but which comes from a different email address or domain, please contact us immediately via telephone to report the fraudulent email and/or forward the email to info@animalsurvival.org, so that we can immediately investigate the matter.

Please do not reply to any emails that do not come from animalsurvival.org, as we cannot confirm that these are not from malicious parties.

USA: +1 727 899 1172
UK: +44 208 470 5700
SA: +27 21 100 4831