How much does a single Elephant cost per year to take care of? I'm asking because according to the website of this molasses company Elephants Love Grandma?s Molasses - Grandma?s Molasses claims that they cost more than $100,000 to care for each year. This conflicts with what I had heard earlier (about five years ago) that each cost a little over a thousand a month to care for, and what RWPZ pays each year to care for theirs (okay, I only know about the food cost for the three of them but still). Could this be factoring in the cost of keepers and vet care? Do Asians cost more than Africans? Are they factoring in the cost of the barns they live in and the administrative staff? Grounds maintenance? Vet care? Or was I just given bad information? Please educate me.