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Have Pachyderm Fever? Get Up Close and Personal with Your Very Own Elephant!


Have you ever looked at an elephant and wondered what it was thinking, maybe even wonder further about where it’s been in its travels, what experiences it might have had in its life, and what kind of relationships it has with other elephants? Look no further! Utopia Scientific has started a Mushara elephant sponsorship program. This program will allow you to get to know an elephant of your choice up close and personal, while contributing to elephant research and management.

Utopia Scientific scientists are conducting a long term study on the elephant population in the region of Mushara waterhole in the north east of the Etosha National Park, Namibia. We have gotten to know these elephants on an individual basis.

Sponsors will receive a photo of their chosen elephant and a detailed description of their physical features, approximate age, who their buddies are, who they tend to avoid, what their character tends to be and where they rank within their bond groups. Sponsors will also get an update on any outstanding or peculiar behaviors over the course of the field season of their sponsorship year as well as the status of key relationships and a hormone profile. Proceeds from this program will be used exclusively for ongoing research, conservation and monitoring activities of Etosha elephants by Utopia Scientific and MET research and management staff.

Find out more about these amazing animals and become a sponsor today! Please indicate your choice of bull via email after making your sponsor level selection within paypal. You will then receive your sponsorship package via email.

*If you adopt an elephant and provide contact information you will receive an informational package about that elephant in October, after the summer field season. We will have up to date information about each of the elephants at that time.

How to Sponsor an Elephant!
Sponsors can participate in this program on an annual basis at five different levels.
- Individual sponsorship fee US$100 N$ 600 EUR 50
- Individual gold or classroom sponsorship fee US$ 500 N$ 3,000 EUR 250
- Corporate sponsorship fee US$ 1,000 N$ 6,000 EUR 500
- Corporate gold sponsorship fee US$ 5,000 N$ 20,000 EUR 2,500
- Corporate elite sponsorship fee US$ 10,000 N$ 50,000 EUR 5,000

Current bulls available for sponsorship:
- Greg , the don
- Frankie Fredricks, the don’s henchman
- Smokey, king of the hill
- Kevin, the bully
- Luke Skywalker, solo flier but bonds when it counts
- Willie Nelson, cowboy
- Keith Richards, the dude
- Tim, the don’s liaison and mentor to wayward teens
- Jack Nicholson, the back slapping buddy
- Tyler, teen rebel rouser