ERNA’s Elephants


Happy Birthday to Bo the elephant

Happy Birthday Bo!

Celebrate Bo’s 35th birthday with a gift of health! Your donations will go toward laser therapy tools to help keep Bo, and the other residents of Elephant Refuge North America, healthy.


Read the EleDiaries to Learn about Elephant Refuge North America’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!

elephant cam

Check the Elephant Cam to see what Bo, Tarra and Mala are up to right now.

Welcome to Elephant Aid International

Elephant Aid International (EAI) is a nonprofit organization that creates innovative approaches to the care and management of elephants. With the combined efforts of international scientists, veterinarians, mahouts, elephant owners and elephant welfare supporters, EAI is helping to change how the public relates to elephants; how elephant owners view their elephants; how mahouts (elephant handlers) and elephant caregivers train elephants; and how captive elephants are cared for worldwide.

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Welcome Bo essay contest

EAI Essay Contest 2021 “Welcome, Bo!”

The EAI Education Committee recently rolled out the First Annual Essay Contest. The 2021 contest focuses on Bo’s arrival at ERNA. Students will learn more about elephants and their habitats, become an Elephant Ambassador, and have the chance to win prizes. The contest is open to students in Grades 3–8. Submissions are due by January 22, 2022, which is Bo’s 35th birthday!

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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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