Doug casting Jabu for the World's First Elephant Orthotic Leg Brace as seen on Animal Planet

Doug casting Jabu for the World's First Elephant Orthotic Leg Brace as seen on Animal Planet

Stand With Jabu

Thirteen months ago, Jabu was injured by a wild bull elephant, which left him with a damaged wrist joint and osteoarthritis. We have been exploring innovative ways and therapies to help Jabu. Recently the world’s first orthotic leg brace for an elephant was built by Derrick Campana at Animal Ortho Care (animalorthocare.com)to support his joint from further injury. We cannot thank those who supported this endeavor enough. We are researching and working on obtaining proven and tested cutting edge Stem Cell Therapy for Jabu with the help of Colorado State University DBM Centre for Immune and Regenerative Medicine. Jabu's rehab is a very technical project and given that Jabu lives in the Botswana wilderness the challenges are large but we hope to make this a reality in the next few year.

 
 Jabu and Botswana school children

Jabu and Botswana school children

Elephant Outreach School Program

Program is temporarily on hold for 2018/19 seasons. Our organization has listened closely to concerns of residents who share range with Elephants. Residents tell us that human-elephant conflict is big concern for them at a local level. At the same time, various researchers, government authorities, and international organizations are telling us that elephants are threatened by human presence. Somehow elephants and people need to learn to live together in more harmonious ways. Our foundation believes that one of the best ways to improve relations between the two species is by exposing Botswana’s youth to their natural heritage up close and to give youth an opportunity to discuss ecological and economic issues their country and people face.  By giving youth an opportunity to touch, feel and understand the African Elephant at a very intimate level, we hope to improve elephant-human relations one child at a time.

 
Jabu morula thembi botswana

Jabu and Morula Treatment Centre

Due to some recent health issues with our bull Jabu we have come to realize that we urgently need to put in a small medical treatment centre for Jabu and Morula. Our elephants, who are now middle aged, will continue from time to time have medical issues. Contact us if you would like to help.