Orphaned but not alone.

by Wildlife Trust of India
Play Video
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Orphaned but not alone.
Apr 27, 2022

All is well with Baby Dhola :)

Dhola with his friends, Sadiya and Dharam.
Dhola with his friends, Sadiya and Dharam.

Greetings from Wildlife Trust of India!

Hope you are doing great.

We are back with the updates on our project ‘Orphaned but not alone’, which you so generously chose to donate for.

Thank you so much for your kind donation and for believing in our work. It is through your support that we are able to work towards our vision of a secure natural heritage of India.

Last year, in October we received an orphaned baby elephant (Dhola) whose mother tragically died of electrocution. At WTIs Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), we often receive elephant calves that have either separated from their herd, with no scope of a reunion, or their mothers have died, either due to poaching or conflict with humans.

The elephant babies are admitted to CWRC and given a second chance at life. They are rehabilitated, nurtured, and prepared for a life back into the wild, where they belong. It gives us immense happiness when these rehabilitated elephant babies are sent back and are seen joining wild herds and sometimes birthing their own calves in the wild!

‘Dhola’ and 7 other elephant babies are currently undergoing the same process at the center. It is long haul as these orphaned babies will take at least 3-4 years to learn to start a new life, form new alliances and become self-reliant.

We have overcome the initial challenge to take Dhola out of the trauma and the extreme stress of losing his mother. When we found Dhola, he was emaciated, dehydrated and all alone. But after 6 months of admission, he has become all playful, gained weight and made friends with two other calves, baby Sadiya and baby Dharam of his batch. The trio is often seen together, nibbling on grass, taking mud-baths and just chilling around inside the large paddock. Dhola seems to be relatively shy but has also grown to be the favourite kid for the older elephants of the batch.

We are so happy to share that he is doing well. And all this could be made possible through your kind support. We urge you to please share this appeal with your friends and family and shower Dhola and all the elephant calves at CWRC with lots of love.

We will soon be back with more updates. Till then, take care!

Warm regards,

Team WTI

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Wildlife Trust of India

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh - India
Website:
Project Leader:
Monica Verma
Noida, Uttar Pradesh India
$1,165 raised of $40,000 goal
 
18 donations
$38,835 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Wildlife Trust of India has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.