In order to minimize printing and postage costs, as well as look out for the environment, our sponsorship programme is digital. However, for those who wish to have our first introductory magazine couriered in physical form, this can be arranged for an additional cost.
Elephant sponsorships provide the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of these gentle giants. The funding we receive through sponsorships supports our research, which guides the management decisions of the park, and improves the welfare of our herd. Moreover, it enables us to contribute to the growing field of exploration into elephant behaviour, physiology, and health, which is of great benefit to elephant welfare and husbandry standards worldwide. Buy a sponsorship for yourself to support your favourite elephant/ herd, or treat someone else!
What’s included in your sponsorship?
Conservation Through Education
Through your elephant sponsorship, you are helping to support the work that AERU does. We are dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of information relating to all aspects of the biology, behaviour and husbandry of African elephants, with particular reference to their welfare and management in captive facilities. However, much of what we discover can also be applied to wild elephants. Therefore, we can aid species conservation in both captive and wild settings through key findings and education, whilst also contributing to the growing field of exploration into new, effective, and non-invasive measures of elephant health and welfare.
Projects funded through the Sponsorship Programme:
- Studies on various aspects of elephant behaviour in different environments
- Physiological analyses of dung and other samples
- Establishing novel, effective, and non-invasive measures of captive and wild elephant health, behaviour, and welfare
- Elephant enrichment projects to promote natural behaviour and wellbeing
- Optimisation of elephant welfare in relation to housing and husbandry