The Living with Elephants foundation was launched in 1999 by
American couple Doug and Sandi Groves, and the charity is dedicated
to creating harmonious relationships between people and elephants.
Living with Elephants also works to secure the long term future of
its elephant ambassadors. Elephants can live for 70 years so when
Doug and Sandi adopted Jabu, Thembi and Morula, rescuing them from
culling operations that had left them orphans, they knew they were
making a life-long commitment to the trio - and that the trio would
probably outlive the Groves by decades.
Every year, Living with Elephants offers children from
neighbouring villages the opportunity to interact with the elephant
trio. Immersed in the world of the African elephant for two days,
ten children at a time (aged between 9 and 12 years), along with
two adult chaperones, participate in active educational games and
share in discussions, art and music. They learn about the natural
history, ecology and behaviour of the African elephant, their
complex interaction with people, and explore actions that encourage
a more positive relationship between elephants and humans.
Sanctuary is proud to sponsor Living with Elephants' invaluable
work to improve the human-elephant interface... one child at a
Living with Elephants is exclusive to Sanctuary Baines' Camp and Sanctuary Stanley's Camp in the
Okavango Delta, Botswana. Observe
and interact with the three elephants on a leisurely walk, before
enjoying a picnic lunch in their company.