Adopt Oku the African Elephant
Adopt Oku the African Elephant
Adopt Oku the African Elephant

Adopt Oku the African Elephant

Regular price £25.00
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Oku

"The Playful One"

Born: November 2019
Parents: Uzuri & Coco

2-year-old Oku is a playful character, named after a mountain and lake in Cameroon. A confident little elephant, he play fights a lot with the other calves.

Your Adoption Really Helps

By adopting an Aspinall animal, you are helping to support our amazing overseas work and back to the wild campaigns.

What's included in your adoption?

Digital pack £25 
  • Digital adoption pack including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Adoption pack will be delivered straight to your inbox 

  • Printed pack £35 
  • 18cm cuddly toy
  • Adoption folder including photocard and fact sheet about your chosen animal written by the expert team at The Aspinall Foundation.
  • Certificate of adoption 
  • Please allow up to 14 days for delivery
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    Please Note: Automatic name generation is currently unavailable for Digital adoptions certificates. These will be left blank for the purchaser or recipient to enter. For Printed Adoptions please provide the recipients name and it will be manually entered when you order is processed. 

    Fun Facts about the African elephant

    The African elephant is the largest living terrestrial animal. Bulls can reach 6 tonnes in weight and 4m in height. They can consume more than 250kg of food and 50 gallons of water per day. Howletts own local woodlands, allowing us to harvest huge amounts of food for our herd.

    An elephant poos 12 to 15 times a day, producing around 100kgs of manure every day!

    Who does Oku the African elephant spend his time with?

    He looks up to the older bulls, Impi and Mchumba, as his mentors, as he learns adult bull behaviour.

    What does Oku the African elephant eat?

    Oku and the rest of the Howletts elephant herd eat a variety of browse including birch, hawthorn, hazel, willow, apple, thistles, nettles and various wildflowers, weeds and grasses. 

    Where do wild African elephants live?

    African elephants can be found in sub-Saharan Africa in a range of habitat from woodland and savannah to desert.

    How we're helping 

    The Aspinall Foundation is investigating the possibility of rewilding our herd on a private reserve in Africa.