Our aim is to bring elephants home to the forest by working with the local communities to not only provide a haven for our elephants, but also provide an alternative livelihood for their mahouts and owners.
As an award winning elephant foundation, we strive to bring elephants home to their natural environment, and provide as natural a life as possible for them, by working very closely with the local communities in our area who have been taking care of elephants for many generations. We first set-up KSES and have been working with the local communities here, and our elephants since 2016, however our team has been working as a part of many organisations for years before this. We are funded through our visitor program, which helps us to continue our work and provide for our elephants and local community.
We currently have 5 resident elephants with us at Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, but with volunteer funds and donations, we hope to return more elephants to the forest soon. We have 3 generations in our elephant family, have a look at their stories below and sponsor our elephants if you want to contribute to keeping them in the forest.
Do you LOVE elephants and want to help bring them home to the forest, improve their welfare and contribute to their conservation? Do you like being immersed in new cultures and providing better opportunities for minority groups? Then we want to hear from YOU! We need visitors and volunteers on the ground to help us carry out research on our elephants' natural behaviors, help out with village projects and teach English to our community. Joining us can provide valuable in-field research experience, teaching experience and the opportunity to live abroad immersed in another culture - no previous experience required.