ANNE THE ELEPHANT AND THE LONGLEAT ELEPHANT SANCTUARY APPEAL
Please support the rehabilitation of abused elephants like Anne. With the successful arrival of Anne, Longleat has set up the "Longleat Elephant Sanctuary" to support the physical and behavioural care of Anne and other elephants in a similar position. Their plan is to build a modern facility that meets the elephants rehabilitation requirements. If you are interested in helping this cause please make a donation.
There are from 34,000 to 54,000 Asian elephants left in the wild today. Asian elephants are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Kampuchea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since the Asian elephant requires large forest areas for its habitat, deforestation has become the main threat to its survival. Reduction of its habitat has caused its population to decline in pocketed patches of forests with agricultural land surrounding them.
African elephants could also be extinct within 15 years because of the illegal ivory trade.
Posted April 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM