Adopt An Elephant To Support Conservation!
Each kit represents a REAL wild elephant calf, not captive individuals. Their details are taken through our ongoing research. When you symbolically adopt an elephant, you help us continue to fund research and community-based conservation initiatives.
$25 Standard Kit
The all-digital print-at-home adoption kit includes:
$45 Premium Kit
* Plush toy appearance may vary from pictured depending on availability and pricing. Price reflects shipping in US. For international shipping add $10.
To get started, select an elephant below to adopt.
Questions? Please see FAQs below.
NOTE: You will first be prompted to enter your own billing information. If purchasing as a gift, you will have the option to enter the recipient's name, email, shipping information, and a custom note after the billing step.
What makes these kits unique?
There are many symbolic adoption programs out there. Here are three things that set ours apart:
- These kits represent wild calves, not captive elephants. Your support helps our research and conservation efforts for wild Asian elephants, not just the upkeep of some captive animals.
- Each calf is a REAL individual. The details you receive will be of actual animals, not a generic fact sheet. We change the candidates that are up for adoption periodically based on our sightings of their families, so each one can only be adopted for a limited time.
- Great value! Our kits are unique and simply the best deal available.
Can more than one person adopt the same individual?
Yes, symbolic adoption means that different people can adopt each individual. Only the sponsors have exclusive access to the adoptee's details however.
Can I receive regular updates on my calf?
We would love for you can to keep tabs on your adoptee as it grows up! At this time, adoptions are one-time only. Unfortunately we are unable to provide regular updates both due to COVID-related disruptions to fieldwork, and because we can never guarantee when families will be seen. Indeed, months may pass between sightings. However, we hope to offer an annual renewal option in the future once fieldwork resumes without interruption. It will be available only for individuals for whom updates can be provided. Sign up for our newsletter below to get updates on this and other developments!
How long will kits take to arrive?
Usually the digital portion of your kit will arrive within a few business days. For premium kits, the plush toys will arrive within one day to one week of your digital kit, if in stock. Please allow time for possible COVID-related delays or items being out of stock and extra time during holidays.
I didn't receive my kit, where is it?
- Please be sure to double check you have included the correct email address to receive the kit and custom note!
- If you haven't received your kit within 1 week of ordering, please check your spam folder for a message from shop(at)trunksnleaves(dot)org. If you did not receive it, please email us with a copy of your receipt.