Elephant Coats Arrive in Nepal - More Needed
EAI's first shipment of elephant coats arrived in Nepal on January 18.
A calf named Gopa Prasade received the first coat. He has had problems gaining and maintaining weight and is severely underweight. He is under veterinary care and we're so happy his coat will help keep him warm until spring arrives.
Rup Kali received the second coat. She is the government's oldest elephant and is also having difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. As a result, she is easily chilled.
Some ask why an elephant needs a coat. Similar to us, thin, aged and infirm individuals may need a little extra help staying warm when temperatures drop.
A total of five adults, who do anti-poaching patrols for the Nepal government in Chitwan National Park, and two young calves needed coats. Thanks to you, our generous supporters, Gopa Prasad and Rup Kali have theirs. And two more coats were recently shipped to Nepal.
But three more elephants still need coats. Please help us cover the costs.
- $250 pays for one insulated waterproof coat.
- $75 pays to ship the coat directly from the manufacturer to the elephant in Nepal.
Regardless of how much or how little you can afford, every donation takes us closer to our goal. Together we can make a difference and improve the lives of these elephants.