(1) How you are related to the person(s) you are raising funds for: Steven Roice Davis, a partner at MandaLao, is my brother.
(2) Your withdrawal plan to get the funds from your GoFundMe to the intended beneficiary/ies: International Wire Transfer
(3) How the funds will be spent:
Your donations will go directly to the day to day care of the 5 elephants at Mandalao. These costs include, but are not limited to.
Elephant Food: We feed approximately 200kg of food daily to each of our elephants, at a cost of more than $450 per elephant each month. Their diet consists of Napier grass, kem grass, banana trees, pineapple bottoms, sugar cane, and corn in addition to what they eat in the jungle. Without the income necessary to cover costs for elephant food and care, MandaLao and its elephants are in a dangerous situation. Food costs for our 5 elephants is between $2000 and $3000 per month.
Mahouts: MandaLao employs 6 mahouts and an elephant welfare manager, who ensures our elephants are being looked after in the most ethical way possible.
Veterinary Care: Since the opening of MandaLao, elephant well-being has been our first priority. One of the most critical aspects of this is providing the veterinary care elephants need by trained and accredited professionals.
Feeding Grounds: In the absence of living in the wild, captive elephants need access to natural feeding grounds. MandaLao will renew the most essential land rental contracts to ensure our elephants have access to these grounds in addition to the food that we buy from local farmers.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us via our website: https://mandalaotours.com/
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