Elephant Aid International

Elephant Aid International (EAI) is a nonprofit organization that creates innovative approaches to the care and management of elephants worldwide. We unchain elephants in Asia, teach humane methods of training and handling elephants, and provide a natural habitat refuge for retired elephants in the U.S.

Elephant Aid Programs

EAI works to improve elephant welfare in captivity every day by giving caregivers the knowledge and tools to better meet the needs of the elephants in their care.


Elephant Aid Projects


Read the EleDiaries to Learn about ERNA's Residents

Carol Buckley takes us into the day-to-day lives of Tarra and Bo, Elephant Refuge North America's first residents. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel like you're exploring with Tarra and Bo (and Mala!) in person!


Special Announcements

Bo and Tarra

Elephant Aid International Essay Contest 2023 – “Bo and Tarra: A World of Adventure!”

Are you ready for the Second Annual Elephant Aid International (EAI) Essay Contest? This contest will introduce you to EAI’s elephants and their home. By participating in this contest you will learn more about elephants and their habitats. You can also win some amazing prizes and become an Elephant Ambassador!

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EleCam Expansion Campaign

No Stinky Sand - Portable Mini Conveyor

Please help our staff and volunteers keep our elephant barn clean.
Staff and volunteers are the backbone of EAI, but with effective equipment, their work doesn’t have to be back-breaking.

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Birthday Fundraiser

Create a Facebook Fundraiser for Your Birthday
Your family and friends probably all know that you are very passionate about elephants. But do you really need another stuffed elephant? We didn't think so!

Facebook gives you the option to create a fundraising campaign that you can share with your family and friends to let them know that this year—in lieu of gifts—you would like a donation to be made to Elephant Aid International. It’s easy to set up, and you can even customize it with your own photo! Not your birthday? Consider hosting a fundraiser in honor of your favorite pet, family member or just because you care. Thank you!


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