Unlike other adoption programs, the SWT’s is unique. Adopters can follow the progress of an actual animal and receive via email:
A digital personalised adoption certificate
Monthly email updates on the selected orphan and the Orphans’ Project
Access (digital only) to a watercolour by CEO Angela Sheldrick
Access to special content, including videos and photos
The opportunity to visit the SWT Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi National Park, Kenya during their foster parent visiting session. Currently closed due to Covid-19.
Each gift of fostering can help support an orphan's journey back to the wild. For instance, each orphaned elephant requires 24 hour care from an experienced elephant carer, regular milk feeds requiring specialist formula milk, as well as blankets to keep warm.
Mukkoka is just one of the orphaned elephants available to adopt, after he was found wondering in Tsavo National Park in September 2018.
"This little calf was wondering alone during one of the hotter times of the year and would likely have become a meal for a predator", says Rob Branford. "Dehydrated and weak, he was found by our field teams and thanks to our intensive veterinary care, which included an IV drip and specialist formula milk, he is now thriving and his feisty character has made him a real favourite."