Kids in Conservation
Francis Case Students Help Save Baby Elephants
Students at Francis Case Elementary learned about EEHV, a herpes virus that is the leading cause of death in Asian elephants less than two years of age. The children decided to collect coins and within a record amount of time they had almost $200. This was sent to Johns Hopkins Medical Hospital (via the International Elephant Foundation) to help to achieve a cure to protect the baby elephants from dying. In an effort to thank the students for their donation, The International Elephant Foundation CEO, Deborah Olson, sent the students a painting done by an elephant at the Fort Worth Zoo. Thank you to all of the students for their support!”
Calli of Bermidji, MN Educates Community On Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus
After meeting IEF Board Member/Owner of Have Trunk Will Travel, Gary Johnson, and learning about the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus (EEHV), 14-year old Calli of Bermidji, MN decided to help educate others in her community on the deadly affects of EEHV on young elephants. Calli created a poster outlining EEHV and submitted it to her county fair where she was awarded a blue ribbon and the opportunity to submit her poster in the Minnesota State Fair. Congratulations Calli and thank you for your support!
Bringing Elephant Conservation to the Classroom
Harry Peachey, IEF Board Member and Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Elephant Manager and Head Keeper of Pachyderms, realizes the importance of educating even the youngest elephant lovers about conservation. Harry recently visited Burbank Early Childhood Center where he shared elephant facts and touched on elephant conservation with the preschool children.