MEET JABU & MORULA
Morula has a troubled past, and when Doug and Sandi met her at age 17 she was destined to be shot. Female elephants generally stay in the herds they are born into and their relationships with other females are life long. Since the only way to be part of a breeding herd, or elephant family, is to be born into one, Morula cannot be released to the wild. With consistent care and supervision provided by the Groves, Morula now thrives in her unique interspecies herd. She is a sweet elephant who easily captures the hearts of all who meet her.
Jabu, an orphaned bull elephant, was attacked and injured by a wild bull elephant in a conflict for status. Due to his resulting joint injuries, Jabu requires individualized and innovative veterinary care and therapies. Currently, top international vets are working on stem cell therapy and other cutting-edge options for Jabu to help with his osteo-arthritis and the angulation in his wrist. Jabu’s need for supervision to avoid further injury precludes him from surviving alone in the wild. Jabu is an impressive bull and his story has caught the world’s attention, as seen on Animal Planet’s “Dodo Heroes”.