Africam is proud to be a partner of HERD. The orphanage is located on the grounds of Jabulani in Kapama Game Reserve, purposely built near to the close-knit Jabulani herd. This allows HERD to easily assess and integrate each baby elephant according to their individual emotional needs.
The Orphanage consists of three individual nurseries with five communal areas that adjoin them; a kitchenette, a storeroom, a bathroom as well as indoor and outdoor playgrounds for the baby elephants.
With the growing numbers of orphans and displaced elephant calves in recent years, as a result of increasing numbers of poaching of elephant mothers as well as man vs. elephant land conflict, Adine Roode, MD and owner of Jabulani, took the step to build a dedicated elephant orphanage to provide a unique adoptive family structure for baby elephants in need.