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Europe's first elephant sanctuary
Its name: Elephant Haven (refuge of elephants). In June 2019, the first European elephant sanctuary opened in France. Sofie Goetghebeur and Tony Verhulst, two Belgians passionate about pachyderms created this place. Both have worked in the circus industry for a long time and wanted to create a sanctuary to provide the elephants with a more pleasant living environment. The sanctuary already hosts two Asian elephants that were formerly in zoos in France and the Czech Republic. In total, the sanctuary can shelter ten elephants.
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