Lucky, our beloved elephant at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Cambodia, has fallen ill and is being provided with emergency medical treatment. $7,000 will cover the antiviral medication required and provide her with the best possible care.
Lucky, was recently diagnosed with elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV), a virus that can cause a highly fatal hemorrhagic disease in Asian elephants. We are doing everything we can for her, our vets are giving her round the clock care and an expert on the disease flew in with antiviral medication that is not available in Cambodia. She seems to be responding to the treatment, but we are not in the clear yet and she requires ongoing care.
Since the first sign of illness, the keepers and vets at the Center have done everything they can to provide her with physical and emotional support. The antiviral medication alone is $7,000, and her treatment costs have now exceeded $10,000 - a small price to pay for the well-being of this Endangered animal, but a large expense nonetheless. Your gift will ensure she continues to receive the best possible treatment.
Lucky was rescued from traders at the tender age of 6 months. Sitheng, her caretaker never left her side the first 2 years, and now 15 years later, the two remain closely bonded. Her gentle nature has made her our Elephant Ambassador, and she has since touched the hearts of thousands and helped inspire the next generation of Cambodians to protect this Endangered species. When the injured elephant Chhouk arrived as a baby, she even took him under her wing. Help save this very special elephant!