Elephant Aid International : Projects
Our Chain-Free Yard Pilot Project in Nepal began in May 2012 with the construction of a one-acre yard for eight-year old Sweetie Kali. It was a grand success.
After watching how Sweetie Kali blossomed in her chain-free yard, the mahouts wanted the same for her two-month old baby brother. They are determined that Hem Gaj will not be put on chains and have asked that we build a chain-free yard for the calf and his mother.
Enclosing one acre of land with the power fence required to keep captive elephants in and wild elephants out, cost close to $4,000US. Adding water storage tanks, plumbing, a drinking trough, and a shelter cost another $2,000US.
To be asked to build yards where elephants can wander unchained, engage in specie specific behaviors like dusting, browsing, walking, napping and bathing, is a dream come true.
We need your help to continue our chain-free yard project. The more funds we raise the more one-acre chain-free yards we can build.
Thanks for helping us get elephants off chains!
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Chain-Free Yard - $4,000
This six strand solar power fence is being supplied by IBEX Gallagher, the leading supplier of wildlife fencing in Asia. The fence is designed to safely keep wild elephants out and captive elephants in. Our first yard, Sweetie Kali's Pilot Project, was a huge success, dispelling the long held belief in Asia that power fencing cannot effectively contain captive elephants without them "going wild". Sweetie Kali proved the value of chain-free fencing which has improved her welfare 100%.
Holding tanks, tower, water trough and plumbing for the chain-free yard are an additional $2,000.
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