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Adopt Bod Thai the Borneo pygmy elephant

Bod Thai is a young female endangered pygmy elephant from Borneo.

Bod Thai's group of about 65 pygmy elephants lives in forest that is narrow, bounded by the Kinabatangan River, and heavily fragmented.

Palm oil plantations are increasingly encroaching on their paths and the elephants then enter the farmland of local communities. Many locals make a living from farming, so the subsequent destruction of their crops can be devastating.

Your adoption will help WWF work to better protect and manage key elephant habitat, while enabling agriculture, forestry and other forms of land-use in a clearly planned and sustainable manner. 

  • could help protect and restore vital pygmy elephant habitat
  • could help local communities pursue agriculture and forestry in a planned, sustainable way
  • could help fund work to reduce conflict between local people and elephants
  • could help WWF to create reforested wildlife corridors for pygmy elephants to roam freely
  • click here to enter an amount to the right-hand form.

It's the perfect gift - with a cuddly toy pygmy elephant and special adoption gift pack including adoption certificate and stunning pygmy elephant portrait. 

You can choose for this gift pack to be sent directly to the recipient or you can receive it to give to them yourself. 

Bod Thai represents all the endangered pygmy elephants we help. All our pygmy elephant adopters "adopt" Bod Thai so that we can share her ongoing story with you. We hope that by following Bod Thai’s progress in Borneo you can experience the challenges and successes involved in conserving this most beautiful and shy creature.


  • Restore habitats and degraded biological corridors
  • Support ecotourism to improve the livelihoods and link economic development with elephant conservation
  • Train and equip anti-poaching patrols
  • Strengthen conservation laws and ensure they are enforced

All donations of $2 or more to WWF-Australia are tax deductible. For your convenience we will send you one receipt at the end of the financial year, for the total amount of your tax deductible donations. If your adoption includes a plush toy, the $15 cost for the toy is not tax deductible.

Photo credits: © Christy Williams / WWF
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© Christy Williams / WWF


Why do I support WWF? Because they make a difference. Individually we have limited reach and power, but as a group we have much more - with WWF we can change things in the world because we are pulling together. Thank goodness for movements like WWF.

Michele Hannam Short

WWF Supporter since 1997