How We Support The Elephants & People
With rangers and surveillance
Through missions and marketing
Providing sustenance and education
Sharing best practices and resources
Elephant Cooperation is a non-profit devoted to raising awareness of the African elephant crisis and supporting existing NGOs who embrace our cause.
We use unique business approaches to support protection, awareness, and communities in Africa.
- Elephants are close to extinction and invaluable.
- Elephants are capable of complex thought and deep feeling.
- Efficiencies have a major impact on their survival.
Facts About Elephants
- The main reason poachers massively kill elephants is their tusks. Although scientific research proved the ivory consists of dentine, a tissue that is similar to bone and has no special effects or qualities.
- Elephant females can have babies until they are about 50 years old.
- Elephants are capable of human-like emotions, such as feeling a loss, grieving and even crying.
- Although the elephant trunk is really huge (weighing about 400 lbs), it is so dexterous that it can pick up very tiny things, including a grain of rice.
- The elephant trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it.
- Elephants have four molars. One molar can weigh about 5 lbs and is the size of a brick!
- Elephants use their feet to listen; elephants are observed listening by putting trunks on the ground and carefully positioning their feet.
- Elephants have large, thin ears. Blood is circulated through their ears to cool them in hot climates.
- Elephants use mud as a sunscreen, protecting their skin from ultraviolet light.
- Elephants are avid eaters. Daily, they can be feeding for up to 16 hours and consume up to 600 lbs of food.
Born in Minnesota and the son of a biologist, Scott Struthers has always loved animals. At 15 years old, Scott took his first trip to Africa, where he discovered the magic of the continent and its incredible animals.
In 2013, he decided to focus time, funds and energy on elephants. After attending the 2014 Air Shepherd Summit, Scott began developing the idea for Elephant Cooperation.
In 2016, Scott went to Africa twice to conduct research. He attended the Air Shepherd press event, explored South Africa, and visited the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. His heart hurt to see these iconic beings heading for extinction, and wanted his grandchildren to have the same opportunity of seeing elephants and other fantastic animals. As a result, Elephant Cooperation was officially founded.