EMERGENCY FUNDING REQUIRED TO SAVE ANOTHER OF SUMATRA’S CRITICALLY ENDANGERED ORPHANS
It took three ordinary Australians the best part of 12 months to form a rescue operation to bring an orphaned baby elephant named Bona back to good health just last year. Her progress has been followed around the world via video and picture updates in the thousands on her Facebook page. And now they commence their campaign to do it all over again with their sights on saving another of Sumatra’s latest critically endangered orphans.
IN RAJA’S AND RAJU’S NAME
With three baby elephants orphaned in recent months it is a sad scenario that appears to be on the rise.
Agam, (now 10 months old), was found wandering alone in a village garden; Raja (18 months old) was captured by local villagers and held at ransom; and Raju (less than one month old) captured by villagers also.
In each case with Raja, Raju and Agam, their mothers are believed poached with reports of dead adult animals found in nearby areas soon after. In all three cases their condition was poor, and for Raju and Raja it is now too late. Agam though still has a chance and so emergency supplements are needed to nurse him back to good health.
Raja and Raju, sadly passed away last month leaving animal lovers around the globe saddened by news of the tragic loss. Their stories of how they came into care, while individual, paint a very grim picture of their very species facing extinction due to increasing human-elephant conflict and habitat loss. Just 1500 Sumatran elephants remain in the wild.
Est. Age: 10 months
Agam is one of three orphaned Sumatran elephant calves that have recently come into the care of wildlife rescuers in the province of Aceh in recent months. Agam, (now 10 months old), was found wandering alone in a village garden and with no sign of his family he had to be taken into care.
Team Bona are now focusing their efforts on saving this precious life who is another of Sumatra’s latest critically endangered orphans.
MAKE A PLEDGE TOWARDS EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTS
The trio are now asking for people to make a donation to purchase emergency supplements and supplies to care for Agam in partnership with the veterinarian team at VESSWIC. Similarly to Bona, and without her mother, this infant needs expensive milk replacement formula at a cost of $800 USD per month. A secondary fundraising phase will follow once their health has been established for their long-term care.
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** Note – this successful campaign was ported over from iPledg 2.0. Whilst there were a large number of backers who assisted the campaign in reaching its target, their number and details are not shown here