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Orphan Animal Adoption Competition

Unfortunately, not all acts of poaching can be stopped. The young of endangered species, including calf elephants, are often left behind when the poacher kills the mature animal for wildlife parts. The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), our partner charity, runs an adoption program which allows individuals or a group to have a very unique and personal connection with an elephant orphan as they provide for them through their early life and help to preserve a species. The adoption programs maintain regular communication with those supporting them, allowing the school to be updated with activities of the adopted animal. More information can be found in the Adoption section of our website:

Participating schools will be asked to fill in the form at the bottom of this page. For more information, please E-mail us at

Students from the school will then be encouraged to raise funds (any way they see fit), and donate via the DSWT website and hand in their payment slip to their school office. The school is required to keep all its donation slips in order to calculate the total amount raised. The deadline for the total donation will be tallied on the 1st of July 2017 and submitted to us by email, with the grand winner being announced within a week from then. The school that raises the most money will then be awarded the commemorative trophy to hold for a year until the next adoption competition.

Our key goal for this program is for students and young people to take initiative in the preservation of endangered species which may be encouraged through the personal nature of the schools attachment to a particular orphaned animal.