About All Ears

Our Mission

All Ears Elephant Foundation strives to help increase the Asian elephant population by:

  • Educate tourists on negative effects that tourism can have on elephant populations
  • Promote research into a vaccine for EEHV
  • Help fund Asian elephant sanctuaries to support the care for former working elephants

Our History

When I was two years old, the Oregon Zoo celebrated the birth of the first third generation elephant born in the United States.  There was a lot of excitement around the birth of Samudra.  Later, when I was six years old, the Oregon Zoo celebrated the 50th birthday of Packy the Asian elephant.  Packy was famous for being the first Asian elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years.  During Packy's birthday party, I first learned that the Oregon Zoo had an Asian Elephant Program that dates back to the 1950's. 

Since Packy's birthday party, I have been driven to learn all I can about Asian elephants.. The more I learned about these wonderful animals, the more I knew I wanted to dedicate myself to helping and working with elephants.  It is for this reason that my family and I started All Ears Elephant Foundation.  My goal is to use All Ears to educate and organize people in ways that will help increase elephant populations and research.

Thank you for your interest in All Ears Elephant Foundation.

Katelyn Haslebacher

14-year-old Elephant Enthusiast