Tarra’s birthday fell on Valentine’s Day but please, no chocolates for her. Instead, Tarra’s special wish is to complete the fundraising campaign we started for Bo's birthday in January for the Sand Scooper. (Plus, she really wants this big orange machine that makes lots of “playful” noise like her.)
Chipping in for Tarra’s Birthday gift will relieve her caregivers and volunteers from the strain caused by moving hundreds of pounds of fresh sand daily into the elephant barn to replenish the sand-floor stalls. Tarra would love to see them park their wheelbarrows and replace them with the Sand Scooper!
The sand-moving machine will scoop, lift, and deposit large amounts of sand directly into the stalls. This essential equipment can also handle any other material at the Refuge that needs moving—gravel, hay, brush; you name it.
The cost of the Sand Scooper is $42,000; thanks to your generosity, we raised $5,000 for the down payment. Now let’s raise the balance and bring this sand-shifting machine home for Tarra, Bo, and Mundi—will you help?
Your gift will assist our dedicated staff so they can devote more time and energy to Tarra, Bo, and Mundi in all the individual ways each elephant desires.
Join in and make Tarra’s birthday wish come true!
Every donation is greatly appreciated and helps us take care of the magnificent elephant residents under our care.