Fiela’s Legacy Lab Fund is an account that was set up to honour a baby elephant, born at the Knysna Elephant Park, on the 5th of March 2013. Named Fiela, she was rejected by her mother, Thandi, at birth and had to be hand-reared and bottle-fed by her adopted human family (AERU and Knysna Elephant Park staff and volunteers).
For three months, this family provided 24-hour care and nurturing, bottle feeding her every two hours. The fund was originally set up to provide financial assistance for the specialised milk powder we needed to feed her. Generous donations from all over the world helped us give Fiela the best possible care.