Join the herd! Keep up-to-date on all the latest news and research from GRI's Wildlife Rescue Programme; get to know the orphan herd, and learn what it takes to work behind the scenes with elephant orphans. 

March 18, 2019

Senior Keeper, Victor Wotala has worked for GRI for 6 years. His day-to-day work involves going on morning and afternoon walks with the orphaned elephants, making sure the water bowl in boma is full, cleaning the stables and presenting to the public on the deck. He wak...

The Olsen Animal Trust (OAT) is a UK-based family trust that provides support to conservation and animal welfare projects around the world. OAT is one of GRI's major donors, providing generous annual support to the Wildlife Rescue Department.

This November, G...

February 18, 2019

 There are currently twelve orphaned elephants at the Kafue Release Facility. Each elephant has specific needs for their individualised rehabilitation program to ensure that they are given the best possible chance of being successfully released back into the wild. Ther...

February 15, 2019

Mishka Malinowski joined GRI in April 2018 as the Kafue Release Facility's Volunteer Supervisor. Watch her vlog to get a glimpse of what it's like to live and work amongst the elephants in Kafue National Park!

GRI offers 8 volunteer placements a month, across 3 faciliti...

January 20, 2019

Mulisani was found a year ago, wandering alone in the Chidada area of Zambia. It is believed his mother was shot, and that he became separated from his herd as they crossed the Luangwa River.  Mulisani was captured and restrained by community member until the GRI Wildl...

January 13, 2019

GRI considers every member of staff - House Keeper, Ground Staff, Security Guard, Elephant Keeper or Education Officer - a Ranger, responsible for the environment and the wildlife within it.  

Oscar Shumbwamuntu is the Deputy Head Keeper at the Lilayi Elephant...

November 26, 2018

Understanding behaviour is essential for not only looking after orphaned elephants from the moment they are rescued, but it also gives them the best possible chance for a successful release.

In the Wildlife Rescue Department of Game Rangers International (GRI) we take a...

November 21, 2018

GRI's Wildlife Rescue Department are currently providing sanctuary to 18 orphaned elephant calves. We need your help to give these elephant a second chance!

For a minimum donation of US$65 you can become an adoptive parent to one of three orphaned elephants in our...

November 21, 2018

Support GRI by becoming an Elephant Foster Parent for just $1,000/month!

At Game Rangers International we are providing sanctuary to 18 defenceless, abandoned elephants. Many of these vulnerable youngsters have been orphaned because their mother and family have been kil...

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