WWF Adopt an Elephant
WWF Adopt an Elephant Gift Pack

Adopt an Elephant

WWF Adopt an Animal

from £3.00 a month

  • Gift pack includes a cuddly elephant toy, factbook, bookmarks, stickers and a personalisable certificate!
  • Receive regular updates with WWF’s “Wild World” and “My Elephants” magazines.
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Last Minute Gift

Last Minute Gift?

Left it til the last minute again? No problem! WWF offer a gift certificate to print or email so you have something to give on the big day. Your gift pack will then be received within 10 days of purchase.

FREE Delivery

FREE Standard Delivery

Your gift pack will be delivered within the UK FREE of charge. Your package will be sent out within 3 business days, but please allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Express Delivery

Express Delivery

Express Delivery costs £3.79 if you order before 2pm Monday - Thursday. Your gift pack will then be delivered within 2 - 3 working days.

WWF Registered Charity Number: 1081247

Adopt an Elephant

Adopt an Elephant

Help Protect the Elephant

As human populations continue to grow at a rapid rate, the elephant’s habitat shrinks. From just £3.00 a month, you can adopt an elephant and help WWF safeguard not only their future but also the elephant’s habitat.

With your help, WWF endeavour to improve the livelihoods of local people through eco-tourism, training for anti-poaching patrols and helping to strengthen conservation laws in the surrounding areas.

WWF Adopt an Elephant Toy

Adopt an Elephant Gift Pack with Cuddly Toy

Elephants are truly amazing animals. They are so big and powerful, yet they still need our help. When you adopt an elephant with WWF you can help to protect elephants, plus you get a fantastic gift pack which includes a super cute cuddly elephant toy.

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Elephant Facts

5 Elephant Facts

  1. At the beginning of the twentieth century there were a few million African elephants roaming in the wild. Today that number has fallen to an estimated 450,000.
  2. Elephants develop family bonds that are very tight and live in matriarchal family groups of females that are related to one another called a herd. The oldest and usually largest female in the herd in known as the matriarch.
  3. When a calf is born it is raised and protected by the whole herd. Male elephants leave the herd when they reach the age of between 12 -15 and usually lead solitary lives.
  4. Elephants can live to be 70 years old even in the wild.
  5. When an elephant calf is born it can weigh as much as 230 pounds.

Why Adopt an Elephant?

The elephant is the largest land animal in the world and the species is in crisis. All three types of elephant are listed by the IUCN as threatened. WWF is working hard to conserve this iconic species. The elephant is hunted illegally for its ivory tusks but that is not the only threat, habitat loss is also having a big impact. Elephant populations all over the world are declining precipitously and if that is not good enough reason to adopt an elephant here are five more reasons.

1. Support Elephant Conservation

The elephant is threatened by poaching and habitat destruction and their numbers are falling dramatically. By adopting an elephant you will be helping WWF conserve this amazing species.

2. Help with Habitat Restoration

Your elephant adoption will help fund WWF as it seeks to restore habitat and degraded biological corridors. Hopefully, with the restoration of habitats, elephant numbers will recover.

3. Help Develop Eco-tourism

The money you spend on your elephant adoption will be used to support the development of sustainable eco-tourism which will provide income to local people and provides a direct link between economic development and elephant conservation.

 

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4. Help Fight Back Against Poaching

Help WWF in its anti-poaching efforts by training and equipping more anti-poaching patrols. The money raised through elephant adoptions will go towards fighting back against the main threat to elephants which is the poacher.

5. An Elephant Adoption is a Great Gift Idea

You can gift an elephant adoption to someone who cares about animals and in return they will receive a cuddly toy, gift pack and tons of other cool stuff.

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About WWF

For a small regular monthly fee you can Adopt an Animal with WWF for yourself or a friend which will help to safeguard the future of your selected species and their habitat. Animal adoptions make great charity gifts and are also an excellent way to show your support to the worlds wildlife and help to fund the work WWF does on conservation. You can also support their great work with a WWF Membership or by choosing from one of their selection of charity gifts at the WWF Shop.

WWF Charity Information

WWF are the worlds largest independent environmental organisation. Originating in the UK where they were formed in 1961 they are now active all over the world. As a charity the WWF rely heavily on donations from members and supporters.

WWF Facts

  • a truly global network who are active in over than 100 countries
  • a science-based organisation who tackle issues including the survival of species and habitats, climate change, sustainable business and environmental education
  • over five million supporters worldwide
  • 90 per cent of their income comes from donations from people and the business community

WWF’s Mission

WWF are on a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. They want to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. It’s a simple mission statement but difficult to achieve. They aim to use their practical experience and knowledge to find and implement longterm solutions. They have set out some clear pointers to help achieve their goal.

  • Conserve the world’s biological diversity.
  • Campaign for the use of renewable and sustainable resources.
  • Reduce pollution and wasteful consumption.

Latest News

US Lifts Ban On Elephant Trophy Hunting Angering Millions

There has been an angry line drawn in the sands of the Southern part of the African continent. On one side you will find a pack of conservationists and biologists demanding action and on the other are a group consisting of politicians and hunters refusing to compromise. Recently the United States lifted its ban on the importation of wildlife trophies such as elephants and this has led to the outbreak of all out war between the two groups who both claim to represent the best interests of wildlife.

Asian Elephants Face New Threat From Growing Chinese Demand For Skin Products

A UK based conservation group says that growing Chinese demand for elephant skin products is resulting in greater poaching of the protected species. The increased demand poses an even greater threat to the wild elephants of Asia than even the illegal trade in ivory the group claims. The Elephant Family released a report which suggests that the threat to the Asian elephant is most severe in Myanmar and also warned that if conditions continue to worsen, the species could vanish from half the areas they currently inhabit.

Animal Tourism In Asia Results In Elephants Being Kept In Cruel Conditions

Animal welfare group World Animal Protection says that Asia’s tourism industry makes use of hundreds of elephants that are kept in extremely cruel conditions. Scrutiny of animal tourism in Asia has been stepped up over the last few years particularly in light of the scandal in Thailand at a tiger attraction where wildlife authorities discovered dozens of dead tiger cubs.

Scientists Develop Better Understanding Of Origins Of Bornean Elephant

Genetic analysis of the Bornean elephant has provided new insights into how the Asian elephant subspecies made its way to occupy a small sliver of the island of Borneo in South-East Asia. Until recently the origins of the species remained a complete mystery, however the recent analysis shed some light suggesting that elephants crossed over to the island on the last land bridge that linked the mainland with the Sundra Islands.