Stand With Jabu the Elephant

Dear Jabu supporters!

As of May 9th, Living With Elephants Foundation is happy to announce we now have US charitable status (through our new fiscal sponsorship Social Good Fund, a registered 501(c)(3) organization), and therefore donations are now tax deductible! Please visit the offical Living With Elephants website and secure your donations at this link instead at


If you have troubles donating through the LWE official website Donation Page   you can donate here through GoFundMe. Please note however this is in Canadian Dollars and please adjust your donation based on your countries' currency exchange.

We continue to strive to raise more money for his future costs including an x-ray machine, stem cell therapy, physio equipment (digging a swim hole soon!), and more gigantic sized therapies. Without you, none of this possible. Thank you!

Jabu the Elephant, was the star on Animal Planet's Dodo Heroes series premiere June 9th around the world. He is one the world’s most beloved African bull elephants and he is in trouble! 

Jabu was badly injured when he was attacked by a wild bull elephant where he lives in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Jabu now has a damaged wrist joint and osteo-arthritis at the young age of 31 years and will perish if we cannot control the effects of arthritis and stabilise the joint. Innovative and vet-approved therapies beyond his leg brace are being planned and are urgently required.

It takes giant sized medial care to help Jabu, which means we need worldwide support from heroes like you. For example, we need to buy an XL x-ray machine not available in the country. We have partnered with a team of experts (including Colorado State University) planning Jabu's stem cell therapy, preventative drugs, orthotic soles, and physio therapy exercises.


Anything raised beyond medical care and equipment costs will be set aside for Jabu and Morula's long-term care in a sanctuary setting. It will take a large volunteer human herd to help Jabu.

Thank you for caring about elephants, and their big and beloved African bull ambassador, Jabu.

Watch for Daily FB  and Instagram posts of this amazing elephant and follow his blog

Living With Elephants Foundation cares for rescued African Elephants in the sanctuary of the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Presently, the project focus is on urgent medical care and long-term treatments for Jabu, due to his recent injury.

My name is Kelsey Envik and I am co-founder of LWE and have been a friend of the Groves, Jabu, Thembi (who recently passed) and Morula for over 20 years. The funds raised from this campaign will be transferred to LWE account directly. I am helping build Jabu's international team of vets and researchers for his next treatment steps. Funds are spent on the costs associated with his therapies. Anything raised beyond medical care costs will be set aside for long-term care in a sanctuary setting. It will take a large volunteer human herd to help Jabu. Thank you everyone.
Kelsey Envik, MEDes, BAH
Alberta, Canada


Kelsey Envik
Cochrane, AB

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