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Vesak Weekend!

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We knew it was going to be a good weekend when Pooja, Rani and Raja left for the Kandy ball! Its Vesak weekend, a celebration of Buddhas birthday, enlightenment and death- a special night! We left MEF and drove to … Read More

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MVU Trip!

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Last night we got the word that a MVU was scheduled to leave later that day, so we gathered our things, and we were off!  First we had to go to Kandy to pick up the veterinarian and a few … Read More

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Returning to MEF

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Three years ago I came to Millennium Elephant Foundation for six weeks to volunteer with the elephants. I was lucky enough to be allocated to Madhu, a then 16year old boy and his 23 year old mahout Sanjeewa.  Madhu has … Read More

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Field Trip to Trinco!!

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On Tuesday 24th January we went on a field trip to Trinco! The point of the trip was to visit a family whose house had been missed out when the rest of the houses were re-built due to the Tsunami … Read More

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Volunteers Experience

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At the end of our volunteering stint.  So so sad to go,my husband and I have been very fortunate to meet some fantastic volunteers from around the globe, mahouts and staff at MEF. Our daily chores included, counting elephant poo … Read More

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A great day for the elephants!

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Staff and volunteers are working really hard on an enrichment program and in preparation for the new enclosure arriving soon we are getting the elephants used to being more social. Todays session began by hiding some tasty treats into a … Read More

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New Member of the Family!

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Yesterday we welcomed a new arrival into the MEF herd, meet Bandara! He is a 30ish year old male who works with Mahouts Sunil and assistant Sissera. Bandara has come from a hard 15 year long career of logging and … Read More

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November 16, 2011

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Today is my third day here as a volunteer here at MEF. It is a very great experience here working with the elephants up close. They are amazing animals. So far since we have been here, the volunterrs have been … Read More

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Sad news

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It is with deepest regret and sorrow that we at MEF have to announce the passing of Sumana. She died peacefully yesterday evening Friday 28th October 2011. After a long battle with various health problems, Sumana was just too tired … Read More

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last day already…

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So Sumuna has made it safely through her first night in the frame built around her for support, she’s eating well and we have just collected fresh grass to get her through the rest of the day. It took the … Read More

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