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Welcome to Adopting Elephants!

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Every dollar raised goes to the elephants. Your donations are used to feed the elephants a mix of sugarcane, bananas and grass and on special occasions they're given fruit (their favorites are watermelon, apples, pineapple). A portion of your donations are also used to help fund two permanent veterinarians who provide preventative and emergency care for the elephants.

Help is needed to care for them, their mahouts and their families. This includes up to 600lbs of food and 60 gallons of water a day, along with permanent veterinary care which amounts to $1000 a month. Your contribution, however large or small, will be combined with others from people like yourself to sponsor Pumpui and her friends to ensure the well being of each elephant through funding their food, care and veterinary care.

There's two forms of donations.




Adopting Elephants is a project set up by Carol Stevenson as part of her non-profit organization, The Elephant Foundation. We are currently waiting for approval of the application for 501(3)c status as of September 2012.

Adopting Elephants was started as a way for people to help rescued Asian street elephants by coming together to help sponsor their food and care. The idea came about after Carol had spent 2 years photographing elephants in the Golden Triangle, Thailand and began raising funds from the sale of her fine art photographs (see www.elephanteditions.com for more information)

The elephants are living at The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand, a sanctuary that has rescued over 30 elephants from the streets.

Help is needed to care for them, their mahouts and their families. This includes up to 600lbs of food and 60 gallons of water a day, along with permanent veterinary care which amounts to $1000 a month. Your contribution, however large or small, will be combined with others from people like yourself to sponsor Pumpui and her friends to ensure the well being of each elephant through funding their food, care and veterinary care.

Your sponsorship can be a monthly or a one-time donation. We’ll show progress on this page as we move to the sponsor goal for each elephant, beginning with Pumpui. You’ll be recognized as we add your name to our sponsor page.

We can also offer you the chance to give the gift of adoption. If you’d like to give someone the gift of adopting an elephant, we’d be happy to send you an electronic gift card and add the name of your chosen recipients to our web site. Please specify Gift Card and name as you donate.

In the future when The Elephant Foundation is officially approved, we would like to extend our help by establishing an SOS fund that is intended to help any elephants in Thailand with a dire need of through a pool of ‘emergency’ funding.

Please note that until we receive 501(3)c status, donations are not-tax deductible.

100% of donations go to the elephants and your donations are transferred monthly to GTAEF in Thailand.

On behalf of the elephants and GTAEF, thank you!

Carol Stevenson

Founder, Adopting Elephants