In early 2019, treatments developed by our close research partnership with the APHA were put to the test on a real-life clinical EEHV-1 case for the first time, successfully saving the life of 3-year old Indali Hi-Way. These treatments are critical for saving elephant lives while a vaccine can be developed to prevent EEHV.
ELEPHANT ENDOTHELIOTROPIC HERPESVIRUS (EEHV) IS A DEADLY VIRUS WHICH AFFECTS YOUNG ELEPHANTS GLOBALLY. WE WANT TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS DISEASE.
This complex disease is having a catastrophic effect on the global conservation of the Asian elephant and we want to find a solution to the problem as soon as possible to stop more elephants from dying from this lethal disease. Read our Frequently Asked Questions about EEHV here
EEHV DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a two year old elephant calf at Chester Zoo, at a zoo in the USA or in the wild in Asia – this is a problem right around the world which makes it even more critical that we find an answer.
Currently, not enough is known about this disease so we need to carry out vital research to hopefully get closer to finding a way to stopping it killing more elephants. We’re part of the global conservation community committed to the conservation of Asian elephants, so we will continue to carry out intensive research and work to discover more about this virus and how to treat it.
WE DON’T WANT IT TO BE AN EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT FOR THIS MAGNIFICENT ANIMAL.
HOW WILL YOUR DONATION HELP ELEPHANTS?
When we first started researching EEHV, we could never have imagined that we would get so far so quickly, and that is as a direct result of our wonderful donors and our committed team of world-leading researchers. But there is still SO MUCH we need to do in order to get closer to our ultimate goal of eradicating EEHV altogether.
Your donation will help us as we continue our work to find out more about EEHV, and to develop a vaccine and further treatment options for sick elephants.
Asian elephants are endangered and every calf lost to this disease is a blow to this magnificent and irreplaceable species. Thank you for donating and helping us prevent extinction.
DONATE TO NEVER FORGET
By donating on this page, you will be supporting our ongoing work to
fight this terrible disease. Thank you so much for helping us secure a
future for baby elephants everywhere.
Make a donation
Your donation will help us protect wildlife here at Chester Zoo and all over the world. Thank you so much for supporting our mission of preventing extinction.
For donations over £250, please
contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to help!
How else can I act for elephants?
Thanks to your amazing support, Chester Zoo work closely with experts to move towards developing a cure for EEHV. One way in which lots of people support our work is by becoming a member of Chester Zoo. Our dedicated conservation team works tirelessly to protect Asian elephants, but we can’t do it alone. When you take out a membership with Chester Zoo, it allows us to carry on our conservation work here at the zoo, as well as all around the world! There are countless benefits to becoming a member with Chester Zoo – not only for our members, but for the animals too.