Foster An Elephant

Be part of an African elephant’s journey, by fostering an elephant at Jabulani that you feel that you connect with most. You can sponsor/foster an elephant for yourself or foster an elephant as a gift for a loved one, giving them the joy of supporting an elephant and the world of elephant conservation.

To foster an elephant or to adopt an elephant is a similar concept. Each conservation organisation names its membership programmes differently.

Our Foster memberships show clearly what each membership fees will be used for, helping you choose the membership that best suits your ideals in fostering an elephant that touches your heart the most.

The bronze elephant foster package

USD50 for 6 Months or USD100 for a YEAR

Your Bronze membership fees go towards the cost of food for one day of a month for your chosen elephant, over a period of six or twelve months.

You will receive:

  • A printable certificate in your name
  • Monthly updates for 6 months about the HERD in general.
The silver elephant foster package

Annual Contribution of USD500

Your annual Silver membership fees go towards the cost of food for four days of a month for your chosen elephant, over a period of twelve months.

You will receive:

  • A printable certificate in your name
  • Monthly updates for 12 months about the HERD in general.
The gold elephant foster package

Annual Contribution of USD1000

Your annual Gold membership fees go towards the cost of food for eight days of a month for your chosen elephant, over a period of twelve months.

You will receive:

  • A printable certificate in your name
  • Quarterly updates about your fostered elephant.
  • Monthly updates about the HERD in general.
The platinum elephant foster package

Annual Contribution of USD2000

Your annual platinum membership fees go towards the costs of medicine, cleaning, maintenance of the Jabulani stables and towards a portion of food costs.

You will recieve:

  • A printable certificate in your name
  • A High resolution image of your fostered elephant
  • Bi-monthly updates about your fostered elephant
  • Monthly updates about the HERD in general.
The diamond elephant foster package

Annual Contribution of USD3000

Your annual unique diamond membership contributes towards the costs of your chosen elephant’s veterinary bills, security, electricity, water and partial food costs.

You will receive:

  • A Printable certificate in your name
  • A High Resolution Image of your fostered elephant
  • A Gift in thanks
  • A Personalised monthly update from one of our carers about our fostered elephant
  • Monthly updates about the HERD in general.

Select Your Foster Elephant

Tokwe is the Matriarch of the Jabulani herd. Born in 1988, she led the way for the herd that were rescued from Zimbabwe. She is exceptionally kind, patient, accepting and nurturing, always leading by example and an excellent decision maker. Tokwe is the mother of Pisa and Limpopo and continues to welcome orphans to her family too.

Foster Tokwe

Born in 1997, Jabulani was found abandoned, injured and stuck in the mud of a silt dam. Nurtured and hand-reared by the team at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC), he soon met his new family, the rescued herd from Zimbabwe. Jabulani is loving, playful and loves attention. He is a very active and curious elephant, always paying attention to everyone around him.

Foster Jabulani

Born in 1987, Somopane is one of the male bulls that were rescued from Zimbabwe. He is the most intelligent of the herd and an exceptional mediator.

He loves time on his own, away from the herd, preferring the quiet and calm of the bush, his happy place. His sense of smell is phenomenal.

Foster Somopane

Sebakwe, born in 1985, is an impressive elephant bull that is one of the rescued elephants from Zimbabwe. He is the dominant male of the herd. Well known as the Amarula elephant, Sebakwe has been featured in various Amarula marketing campaigns. He is the tallest and largest elephant of the Jabulani herd. He is tender, loving and very protective of all of the herd.

Foster Sebakwe

Lundi was born in 1989 and is one of the female elephants rescued from Zimbabwe. She is the mother of Mambo, but helps Tokwe, the Matriarch, with all motherly duties for the herd. Her approach is calm but strict with the younger elephants. Tokwe finds much relief from Lundi’s
love and support. She is a loyal and honourable elephant.

Foster Lundi

Setombe is the largest and oldest of the female elephants in the herd. Born in 1985, she is one of the rescued elephants from Zimbabwe. Sadly she does not trust easily, and we have very little information about her formative years as to why. Due to her nervous disposition, she could not be the herd Matriarch. She is a wonderful mother to her daughter Klaserie and has a special bond with Sebakwe.

Foster Setombe

Bubi is a female elephant that is one of the rescued elephants from Zimbabwe. She was born in 1993 but was orphaned soon after, as she lost her mother to poachers. Bubi has exceptional manners and expects the same from her peers. She is the mother of Zindoga yet tends to mother the rest of the young ones like her own. 

Foster Bubi

Fishan was born in 1989 and is one of the rescued herd from Zimbabwe. He is second to Sebakwe in the dominance of the herd. Fishan is extremely smart and has a lot of patience and time for the younger elephants. In September 2018 Fishan broke his leg and has recovered well with an incredible team effort, but is left with a slight limp in his front left leg.

Foster Fishan

Mambo is the fourth of the five babies born to the herd. He was born in 2009, to his mother, Lundi. Mambo is well-known and loved for his naughty ways and his playful antics. He comes alive when in the company of others, as he loves attention. As he gets older he enjoys challenging the older bulls.

Foster Mambo

Zindoga was a surprise addition to the herd, as his mother Bubi showed no signs of being pregnant. He was born in 2007, the third of five elephants born to the herd, and has shown signs of being a great leader amongst the younger elephants, who have great respect for him. He often challenges the older bulls, but never oversteps his boundaries.

Foster Zindoga

Klaserie, born in 2007, was the second baby elephant born to the herd. Her mother is Setombe, and just like her mother, she is a larger framed elephant with pronounced wrinkles.

Klaserie’s nature is much like her mother’s, too; she is very easy going and relaxed, taking everything in her stride without too much fuss.

Foster Klaserie

Born August 2006. Female. Limpopo was the first baby born to the herd in August 2006. Tokwe, the Matriarch is her mother. Her arrival was a particularly emotional one for everyone, being the firstborn and a sure sign of a healthy and happy herd. Much like Tokwe, she is protective and caring to her younger siblings. Limpopo is an exceptional daughter, always supportive of her mom’s role in the herd.

Foster Limpopo

Kumbura is a rescued orphaned elephant found alone on the border of Botswana. She was born in 2009 but was sadly separated from her herd for some time before being rescued. Due to her traumatic start in life, she is quite a nervous elephant and does not trust easily, yet she is very considerate and loving to her peers, especially Timisa.

Foster Kumbura

Pisa is the fifth and last elephant born to the herd. Tokwe, the Matriarch, gave birth to her in 2009. Her sister is Limpopo. Her name means ‘heat’ as she was born in the wild after Tokwe showed no signs of going into labour. This little fighter walked 4km’s back to the stables on one of the hottest days of the year. Her self-confidence continues to shine.

Foster Pisa

Timisa is a rescued orphan elephant who was found alone in the Kruger National Park. Estimated to be born in 2015, she was introduced to the herd in November 2016 and has settled in so well. Tokwe took her under her wing and welcomed her to the herd. She is a happy and healthy elephant and spends most of her time with Kumbura and Pisa.

Foster Timisa