You Are Rescuing Them.

Elephants are the largest existing land animals.They have a long proboscis called a trunk, tusks, large ear flaps, massive legs, and tough but sensitive skin. The trunk is used for breathing, bringing food and water to the mouth, and grasping objects. Tusks, which are derived from the incisor teeth, serve both as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. The large ear flaps assist in maintaining a constant body temperature as well as in communication. The pillar-like legs carry their great weight.

They will eat about 10% of their body weight per day or about 150 - 400 kg per day. What do they eat? An elephants’ food will vary due to the amount of food they consume everyday.

Grassese are the easiest food to find. They grow fast, are high in protein, help with Hemorrhoids, reduce bladder stones and chronic purulent wounds.

Elephants eat Bamboo, Greepers, Flews such as wormwood, Wai, red vines, Palm trees and Shrubs. They like to eat the bark, leaves and fruits such as bananas, jackfruit, coconut, figs, tamarind,pineapple, sugarcane, pumpkin and so on. They also enjoy cultivated Crops such as corn.

Elephants are like any other being. They get sick, but because of their size, an elephant needs 50 times more medicine than a human does. This makes it hard for many local shelters to afford saline for sick elephants so, we often see them posting signs for donations.

Up until now, we have been collecting funds from the visitors of Chalong Elephant Retirement and using it to buy medicine and food. We have been donating these to many local elephant shelters before and during Covid-19.