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.

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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

Welcome Bo essay contest

EAI Essay Contest 2021 “Welcome, Bo!”

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 EAI Essay Contest. The quality and creativity of all the entries was incredible, and we appreciate the hard work each student put into their pieces.

Winners Announced

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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