ELEPHANT LAND EXPANSION

The original herd of 7 elephants in September 1999, when they arrived at Thula Thula. Classified as “rogue” and “troublemakers”, our original herd of 7 elephants, made famous in the best-sellers “The Elephant Whisperer” and “An Elephant In My Kitchen”, has now increased to the maximum sustainable capacity.

Contraception program for our male elephants

Having now reached its maximum capacity in terms of habitat for our herd, the reserve implemented a reversible male elephant contraception program to allow controlled breeding. This operation started in Sept 2012, is being renewed every 6 months.

An alternative to relocation

Although contraception does not adversely affect the elephants and does not produce any behavioral side effects, questions do remain as to how continued contraception might influence such a highly sociable species.

Solution

Thula Thula has started the first step of the land expansion in October 2020 to increase their habitat. This solution requires new electric fencing as well as new roads, increased security, land management and the list just goes on, to keep our wildlife safe.

THANK YOU

With the difficult times we had to face during the pandemic of Covid-19, with no or little income at our lodges since March 2020, we now need your help to carry on this important project for our elephant habitat.

Should you wish to support the Thula Thula expansion project:

  • Sponsor 1 acre of the extended Thula Thula land $50
  • Buy 1 metre of fencing $100
  • Adopt a Thula Thula elephant $50 per month. You will receive a Certificate of adoption as well as the story with additional photos of your selected elephant.

Pledge your Support
ELEPHANT EYE

If animals could speak, mankind would weep! Our stay was amazing, couldn’t have imagined a better stay. Just wish we could stay longer. Emmanuel and Expidicao Schumann

DONATIONS & ENQUIRIES

Thank you for your support in our conservation efforts.

Please indicate in PayPal what your donation is for? 

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation centre

Wildlife protection and anti-poaching

Elephant Land Expansion

Or contact Francoise Malby Anthony francoise@thulathula.com

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Feel free to email on: info@thulathula.com Or call us on: 082 2599732 / 073 2668577

Important Notice! 

Kindly note that the South African Conservation Fund and Thula Thula Private Game Reserve are not associated with any activity done by the LAEO or Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, in South Africa as well as other countries around the globe. As such, funds raised by these respective organizations are directed towards separate projects and activities. Thank you for your understanding.

Francoise Malby Anthony