By Kerri McCrea
Today is World Elephant Day, a day dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants, something that is still more important now, than ever, due to the on-going crisis of the pandemic. Usually on this day, we are spreading awareness and educating our guests and volunteers about the plight of the Asian elephant, however, these last 2 years have been very different, since we have had no-one onsite for a long time.
We now have had no guests or interns for about a year and four months, and there is no end in sight for this crisis period. The covid cases continue to rise in Thailand, whilst we try to sit it out in our rural area, which thankfully remains unaffected for now. Due to having no funds coming in through our visitor program, we are still relying on donations to continue our work and survive this period.
There has not been many changes since our last blog update, we are still supporting over 60 community elephants through this pandemic, who have had to come home due to closure of tourism, ensuring they have enough food to survive, whilst still trying to continue our work and provide for our 5 elephants. We really couldn’t do what we do without the help of generous donors!
There are many ways to help us this World Elephant Day:
– Donate to our on-going fundraiser: https://www.simplygiving.com/appeal/kses-covid-crisis-fund
– Sponsor an elephant: https://kselephantsanctuary.com/our-elephants/
– Support our Etsy Shop to help the community and elephants: https://www.etsy.com/shop/KindredSpiritEles
– Book on for a future stay: https://kselephantsanctuary.com/visit/
Please support us this World Elephant Day and share these links with your friends. As always, our elephants will be spending the day roaming contently in the forest where they belong. ❤