Meet Lorna, The Great Elephant Project's Adorable New Arrival!
Meet Lorna, The Great Elephant Project's Adorable New Arrival!

Meet Lorna, The Great Elephant Project's Adorable New Arrival!

The Great Elephant Project

The Great Elephant Project

8 - 85 Nights from $1,119.00

Encounter the beautiful Asiatic elephant deep within the heart of the vast and verdant Sri Lankan jungle!

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David's Journey as a Return Volunteer in Africa and Sri Lanka!

David's Journey as a Return Volunteer in Africa and Sri Lanka!

Return volunteer David Pratt has joined the Kariega 'Big 5' Conservation Project in Africa and The Great Elephant Project in Sri Lanka and has shared his amazing experiences. From memorable wildlife encounters to valuable tips for future volunteers, find out more about his journey in today's blog.

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Two Rewilded Cheetahs, Two Years On - A Remarkable Rewilding Story

Two Rewilded Cheetahs, Two Years On - A Remarkable Rewilding Story

Join us on a remarkable rewilding journey as we revisit the inspiring story of Kumbe and Jabari, two cheetah brothers born in captivity who found their way back to the wild in Zimbabwe. Two years later, we delve into their Phase 3 of release with updates from The Rhino & Elephant Conservation Project.

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The Team Returns - James & Lauren's South Africa Experience

The Team Returns - James & Lauren's South Africa Experience

Lauren and James have returned and are ready to relay tales of their South African adventure. Join us as we uncover their insightful encounters, memorable moments, and the profound impact of volunteering across a number of our incredible projects.

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Posted by Leanne Sturrock on 3rd Aug 2017 2 mins

Happy Thursday! Are you feeling that end-of-the-week slump? Struggling to make it through to the weekend? Fear not, friends, as we are here as bearers of some beautiful news: a baby has been born at The Great Elephant Project in Sri Lanka!

The adorable new addition to the family, Lorna, is now around 12 days old. As the daughter to a mature elephant called Kumuduni, she is the second baby to have been born in Wasgamuwa in a month. But while Lorna is both a happy and healthy young calf, there lies a long road ahead: with three months of the dry season left, it is up to her mother to provide enough nutrition for young Lorna.

Baby elephant feeding

The dry season may pose problems for Kumuduni, impacting her ability to supply milk for her newborn calf. However, if her milk dries up, Lorna will be compelled to start eating at an early age. Sadly, since most of the available forage consists of dry vegetation, it may be difficult for Lorna to receive the correct amount of nutrition to survive.

Despite the difficulties of the coming months, we will hold out hope for young Lorna, keeping you all updated with her progress as time goes by. If you would like to volunteer with elephants, please head to The Great Elephant Project’s page to find out more!

Baby elephant and mother

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