March 2015

Supporting the care and conservation of elephants in Asian range countries.
Video Demonstrating a Bull Elephant Receiving Care for an Abcess
Last month we shared a video with you about the Elephant Conservation Center in Sayaboury, Laos.  Now  we’d like to go a bit further into their role as a provider of elephant healthcare in the area.  Here you will see the resident veterinarian Emma clean and dress an abscess on the back of the bull Phu Kam Soey, with the assistance of her aide, Kan.  It is an elaborate process to make sure the abscess is prepared for proper healing.  The elephant is brought into what is referred to as an elephant restraint device.  There, the mahout keeps his attention with treats, usually cooked rice, while the vet performs the necessary steps.  It is imperative that the elephant be made to feel calm and accepting of these medical procedures, such is the importance of the elephant/mahout bond.  This is an example of what drives the motivation for AES:  local, everyday situations where we can be of assistance to elephants and the people whose lives are intrinsically linked to them.  


Click Here to Watch the Video

Pizza for Pachyderms
A tasteful and tummy-satisfying way to help support the care and conservation of Asian elephants!

Just print out the flyer for your location from our website and present it to your server during one of the event dates. CPK will donate 20% of your bill to AES! It’s that easy!

See the list of participating locations below and check our website periodically for updates. The number of locations continues to grow!

Don’t have time to dine in? This donation offer is good for dine-in, curbside, take-out, delivery orders (that are placed directly with CPK), and catering. It even includes all beverages!
Don’t see your city? It’s not too late to take action to help elephants by being a local representative! We do all the paperwork so all you have to do is encourage your friends and family to print out a flyer and enjoy good food!

Email us at for more information.

Birmingham- 238 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243 - April 20th
LaJolla-3363 Noble Drive, LaJolla, CA 92037 – April 21st & 22nd
Fashion Valley-7007 Friars Road, Ste. 901, San Diego, CA 92108 – April 21st & 22nd
Santa Barbara-719 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – April 22nd & 23rd
Ventura-330-1 East Main Street #1150, Ventura, CA 93003 – April 22nd & 23rd
Vallejo-1120 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 - TBD
Redondo Beach-1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278 – April 20th – 22nd
Temecula-40820 Winchester Rd., #1000 Temecula, CA 92591-April 20-23
Fresno- 7895 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 95720 - April 20th – 22nd
Jacksonville - 4712 River City Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32246- April 19th – 23rd
Tampa - 2223 N. Westshore Blvd., #189, Tampa, FL 33607 – April 20th – 24th
Brandon - 827 Brandon Town Center, Brandon, FL 33511– April 20th – 24th
Orlando - 4200 Conroy Road, Orlando, FL 32839 – April 19th – 24th
Chicago - 52 East Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60611 – April 22nd & 23rd
Oak Brook - 551 Oak Brook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523 - April 22nd & 23rd
Boston-800 Boylston St., #155, Boston, MA 02199 – April 20th
Annapolis-1870 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401 – April 21st – 23rd
Hunt Valley-118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 – April 20th – 23rd
Chesterfield - 284 Chesterfield Mall Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017 – April 20th – 22nd
Des Peres-109 West County Center, Des Peres, MO 63131-4/20-4/2263017 – April 20th – 22nd
Galleria-1493 St. Louis Galleria, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-4/20-4/2263017 – April 20th – 22nd
Creve Coeur-10590 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141-4/20-4/2263017 – April 20th – 22nd
Sarsdale-365 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale, NY 10583 – April 23rd
Lyndhurst-25365 Cedar Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124 – April 20th – 23rd
Happy Valley-11840 Southeast 82nd Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086– April 20th – 23rd
Tigard-7315 SW Bridgeport Rd, Tigard, OR 97224– April 20th – 23rd
Dallas-Birkshire Court 8411 Preston Rd Ste. 124, Dallas, TX 75225– April 21st – 23rd
Plano-Willowbend Mall, 6121 West Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093-– April 21st – 23rd
Frisco-Stonebriar Center 2601 Preston Rd. Frisco, TX 75034 -– April 21st – 23rd
Grapevine-1051 W. State Highway 114, Grapevine, TX 76051-– April 21st – 23rd
Houston-1997 West Gray Street, Houston, TX 77019 - April 19th – 23rd
Houston-1705 Post Oak Blvd. Houston, TX 77056- April 19th – 23rd
Houston-303 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024 -- April 19th – 23rd
VA Beach-200 Central Perk Ave Virginia Beach, VA 23462- April 19th – 23rd
Norfolk-300 Monticello Ave #149, Norfolk, VA 23510- April 19th – 23rd
Richmond-1180 W. Broad St. #1104 Richmond, VA 23233 - April 19th – 23rd
Fairfax-4200 Fairfax Corner West Ave, Fairfax, VA 22030 - April 19th – 23rd
Supporting Asian elephants never tasted so good!
Mahout Interactive Program
Asian Elephant Support funded a meeting of mahouts and kavadis in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and National Park this past January.  Ms. Mamatha, an educator, conducted the survey.  In these times the traditional way of living with elephants as a mahout is falling by the wayside.  With that declining culture there will also be a loss of traditional knowledge.  Mamatha’s goal was to gather information from these mahouts to begin recording this hands on knowledge for all to use.  As the plight of the Asian elephant does seem dismal at times, perhaps we can find a viable solution to preserve them hidden within the lives of mahouts.  It was found that overall, the mahouts put their charge’s welfare first and foremost and that the close bond between mahout and elephant was their favorite part of the job.  Then, the history of the camps in the Mysore area was discussed as well as different training methods that had been passed down.  In the future, all those involved would like to host another meeting that includes even more mahouts from the surrounding areas for gathering of information.  AES provided shirts, caps, and bumper stickers to all participants.
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Research Paper Identifying Health Issues Among Asian Elephants 

This past year in 2014 one of our advisors, Heidi Riddle, co-authored a paper about the importance of identifying health issues in Asian elephants as seen by their veterinarians. Read the paper here.

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Giving Corner
Wheels for Trunks

Clearing out your garage has never been easier or as worthwhile!

Isn't it a shame when your faithful, older automobile isn't appreciated by the car salesman?  It can be humiliating –  to say nothing of depressing – when you hear how little they offer for your cherished companion.  The thought of it being sold for scrap metal, crushed into a little cube, ending its useful life far too soon; it almost feels like a crime.

So don't even think of taking your retired RV, boat, truck, motorcycle, jet ski, or snowmobile to the dealer.  They don't want your old play-mates.

But!  You can save your old friends from a terrible fate and give them a real future.  Allow your old buddy the dignity of going on its last outing to a place where it can do the most good, and also reward you for the years of service with a generous tax deduction.

When you are ready to let go, call 1-877-CARS-4-US and ask for ext. 3135.  One of the operators will help you donate your car and benefit Asian Elephant Support.  They will ask you a couple of simple questions and do all the rest.  It won't cost you a cent!  And in just a couple of minutes, you will have made a lasting contribution to the well-being of captive and wild Asian elephants in Asian range countries.

You will also recover some valuable garage space! 

AES Mission

~ Provide financial support for the care and conservation of elephants in Asian range countries that meet our criteria for care of captive elephants and for conservation of the species.
~ Increase awareness of the needs and future of the Asian elephant.
~ Increase awareness of the humane treatment of elephants living in captivity.
~ Provide educational opportunities to those persons who care for captive Asian elephants in range countries.


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 “For in the end, we will conserve only what we love.
We will love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.” 
-Baba Dioum
We  wish to extend a very sincere thank you to each donor who has voted their support with a financial gift. We value that confidence and will always do our best for the animals we all care for so deeply.

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