Banana Fund

For Saddle Off Projects

Dear Friends & Supporters,

The Covid-19 coronavirus is a serious global situation that is naturally causing a lot of stress and putting an enormous strain on organizations that rely on tourism. We have had a great number of cancellations in recent weeks and as of today all of our ethical elephant projects are now temporarily closed. This makes it very difficult to keep providing for the elephants adequately, especially in terms of their huge daily food needs.

We will continue to do the very best that we can to care for the beautiful elephants at all of our projects. If you are in a position to help us get through this extremely challenging time, our Saddle Off Projects could really use your support. We appreciate that these are difficult times for many people around the world, so if you can only afford a small gift please know that any amount will be greatly appreciated to help feed the elephants.

If you would like to help buy food for the elephants at our Saddle Off projects you can make a donation to Save Elephant Foundation at:

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation from the US you can support the elephants by donating to Trunks Up at:

For donations to Save Elephant Foundation or Trunks Up to buy food for the elephants at our Saddle Off projects, please include the name of the project you would like to support.

Thank you very much for helping to purchase food for the elephants at our Saddle Off projects.

Your support of the elephants during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.

Elephant Food

The elephants at the Saddle Off projects are fed a variety of fruit and vegetables, including bananas, pumpkin, watermelon, cucumbers, pineapple, sugarcane, tamarind, corn stalks, and grass. Some of this food may be grown at some of the Saddle Off projects but much of this food must be purchased from local farmers and markets. The average cost of food for an elephant for one day is 1000B or about US$30. Any money that you can give will be used to buy bananas for the elephants as well as other fruits and vegetables, grass, and corn stalks to ensure that the elephants have enough food during this crisis.

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We do not normally ask for help to support the elephants at our Saddle Off projects but in this extreme situation with the coronavirus, we greatly appreciate any donation to buy food for the elephants.

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