GRI elephant orphan rescue
GRI elephant orphanage
GRI elephant orphan rescue
WILDLIFE RESCUE PROGRAMME

RESCUING, REHABILITATING AND RELEASING WILD ANIMALS INJURED OR DISPLACED BY HUMAN ACTIVITY

GRI Wildlife Rescue Programme works with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Veterinary Unit to support welfare provisions for Zambia’s wildlife. Our efforts began in 2007 with the establishment of GRI’s Elephant Orphanage Project, and has grown to support a number of additional wildlife species over the years. The Elephant Orphanage remains GRI’s primary project with an Elephant Nursery in Lusaka and a Release Facility in Kafue National Park.  Here, the orphans are gradually reintegrated back into the wild. 

RESCUE

RESCUE

49 Orphaned elephant supported

 

12 International rescue

facilities supported

2 Orphan Identification and Response Trainings facilitated

REHABILITATE

REHABILITATE

54 Hours of Behavioural Observation Studies per month 

22 Specialised Elephant Keepers trained 

2000 litres of milk consumed each month

RELEASE

RELEASE

 

 

5 GPS and 1 VHF Collar fitted​ to orphaned elephants

9 Orphaned elephants graduated to the Release

Facility

12 Species of injured wildlife assisted  

RELEASE
RELEASE

With your support... we can continue to rescue, rehabilitate, release and

research wild animals affected by human activity 

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$35

Provide an elephant orphan with specialised milk for one week

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$50

Equip 1 wildlife ranger with metal toe safety boots (essential for walking among elephants!)

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$125

Provide a 2-way radio, essential for field based communications 

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$250

Provide a GPS unit for mapping released elephants

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$500

Remotely monitor released orphans & wild elephants through a camera trap