New Home for Baby Elephants in Borneo

Creating new hope for baby and adolescent elephants in Borneo!
There are 15 Bornean Pygmy Elephants residing at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park in Sabah, Borneo. These displaced, injured, and orphaned elephants need a new home at Lok Kawi where they have more space and enrichment. 

The enclosures the elephants currently have is only suitable for half the elephants. This means that some of the elephants spend their days in chains. The facility does not have the capacity to rotate the elephants, meaning only half are free in the current space.

Elephants are very intelligent and sensitive animals. It is important for the health and well-being of an elephant to have its basic needs met including safety, medical care, proper socialization, food, water and confidence. For various reasons these elephants are unable to be re-introduced to the wild and will live the remainder of their lives in human care. It is our goal to provide the best conditions possible during this time for these elephants.

We at Borneo Wildlife Preservation are working with Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and Borneo Conservation Trust to build out the elephant enclosures. Our plan will more than double the space. It includes new housing where each of the elephants will have their own night paddock and feeding space. We are adding enrichment areas including a play area for the baby elephants, sand pit, water hole, and foraging stations for the adults. An examination stall will also be built ensuring that the elephants can easily receive proper medical attention and foot care. Additionally, we will create staff accommodation in order for the workers to be around 24 hours a day to care for the elephants. 

The Bornean Pygmy Elephant is an endangered species with less than 1,200 elephants alive. Their habitats are quickly disappearing due to human expansion and agricultural development for palm oil. 

Borneo Wildlife Preservation's involvement provides aid to injured, displaced and orphaned elephants in human care in Sabah. We offer educational programs to local schools of the plight of Borneo’s wildlife due to habitat loss as deforestation from palm oil plantations and logging continues. Our forest restoration and tree planting projects reconnect forest corridors in critical migration routes for these elephants.  

Borneo Wildlife Preservation (is a 501(c)(3) public charity).  100% of funds go directly to saving the elephants.  For more information, visit:

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Borneo Wildlife Preservation 
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