Adopt an elephant and receive
- Your own cuddly toy elephant to keep at home
- An adoption pack, including a personalised certificate, animal story, fact sheet and glossy photo to display.
- A copy of Born Free’s bi-annual Adopt magazine with exclusive updates.
Weighing up to 7 tons and measuring up to 4m at the shoulder, the African elephant is the world’s largest land mammal. However, there are in fact two African species, the African bush elephant and the smaller African forest elephant. Both are herbivores and live in groups, but differ in the size of their ears and tusks, and in the shape and size of their skulls. Both species are listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.
These majestic giants hold a special place in peoples hearts the world over. However, they face a number of threats in the wild which is pushing them towards extinction.
udopt it because
- Poaching for their ivory, habitat destruction, and retaliation killings for trampling on crops all play a part in the African elephants dwindling numbers. Adopting an elephant with Born Free will support Born Free’s vital work protecting elephants in Kenya, Ethiopia and Cameroon.
- Adopting an elephant makes for a fantastic gift. Not only will it delight and educate the recipient but funds will go towards Born Free’s critical work.
- Adoption programmes start from as little as £3.00 a month.
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Did you know?
- A male African elephant can grow up to 4 metres in height and weigh up to 7 tons. Females are lighter, weighing in at around 3.5 tons.
- They consume roughly 4-7% of their body weight in food each day.
- Elephants are herbivores and only eat grasses, herbs, fruit, plants and trees.
- The average elephant has a life span of around 70 years.
- They can run at 40 mph!