Where will EFS be located?
EFS will be located in Florida
Where will your sanctuary elephants be coming from ?
EFS will offer a place for elephants of all ages from zoos, circuses and entertainment.
What is the annual cost to keep an elephant?
The average cost of an elephant is around $85,000 a year. Extra charges may apply due to the state of health
How much does the creation of the sanctuary cost?
Before we can offer shelter for the first elephants, EFS needs $ 5,000,000. This includes the costs for the purchase of the land, fences, the first enclosure, the barns, the medical facilities, the information center and more.
How much does an elephant eat and drink?
An elephant drinks an average of 100 to 150 liters of water and eats about 100 kilo of food per day.
What do the elephants eat and where does their food come from?
They eat lettuce, cabbage, sugarcane, bananas, and apples, as well as other fruits and vegetables. They also eat herbivore pellets, hay, and acacia leaf fodders. EFS will make every attempt to purchase locally produced items that are approved and healthy for their diet specifications.
How many elephants can EFS house?
EFS wants to help as many elephants as possible, but only if we can offer them the best possible care and living conditions.
Will EFS provide shelter for bulls, Asian and African elephants?
EFS intends to receive Asian as well as African elephants. Accommodating bull elephants requires very complex and species-specific care. This will be done in consultation with the Board of Directors and vet doctors expert in elephant medicine and social welfare.
Will African and Asian elephants be kept separated from one another?
African and Asian elephants will be kept separated from one another But when, for instance, an African and Asian elephant have been living together for years and have formed a bond then we will most likely choose not to interfere and to allow these animals to continue living together.
Does EFS also provide shelter for other animals?
We .want to focus primarily on elephants to begin with
Does EFS chain the elephants?
Will EFS breed the elephants?
No breeding will take place.
What if an elephant breaks free from the sanctuary?
The safety of both animals and people and property is of utmost priority. This means that EFT will conduct safety barriers specifically designed to prevent elephants from escaping.
Is there veterinary assistance available for the elephants?
The animals will be under the supervision of a veterinarian experienced with elephant medicine.
Will the caregiver have direct contact with the elephant?
There is always a protective barriere of some type between caregiver and elephant. The elephants have the freedom to choose themselves whether they want to participate or not.
Does EFS work with volunteers?
EFS is a non-profit organization that depends on donations and monies of sponsorship. We will rely on volunteers for many types of work. We also want to create an education center to educate the public on global issues involving elephants such as: the ivory poaching travesty, the illegal smuggling of ivory out of Africa into other countries and addressing and thwarting the problems of extinction in the wild. With both volunteers and paid employees on staff, we would devote a great deal of energy to elephant conservation activism. The education and visitor space will be free to visitors. Here, visitors can learn more about the sanctuary, the elephants, the natural behavior, the problems elephants are facing and learn about their natural habitat. Volunteers and visitors have no direct contact with the elephants.
How does EFS deal with TB?
There will be a quarantine barn and enclosure. TB is a complex issue and EFS will appeal to the veterinarian's expert advice.
How does EFS raise the necessary funds?
EFS will be entirely dependent on donations and sponsorships.
What will happen with the raised funds if EFS is not realized?
If EFS is not realized, all our raised funds will be donated to a similar project.
Does EFS also work together with other organizations?
EFS likes to work together with other organizations and experts to provide the best possible care for elephants around the globe. EFS is dedicated to helping other sanctuaries make financial deadlines and keeps healthy communication open to encourage best possible practices in elephant care.
What is EFS currently working on?
We are currently searching for the best possible location in Florida and will update once we have decided on one.