Phases

At the moment there are no elephants yet. The construction of the elephant barn and fence is in progress.

After talking with the Administration, this is our future timeline:

Phase 1

Barn 1 for maximum 3 elephants

7 Ha perimeter fence

4 Ha elephant fence

Phase 1

2016

Files, licensing and research / submitting building permit / start of phase 1:Making a part of the perimeter fence.

2017-2018

Continue phase 1: Continue making the perimeter fence. A conversion from an existing open stable to a barn suitable for maximum three elephants. Fence the first four hectares and night paddock for the elephants.

Phase 2

Barn 1 for maximum 3 elephants

22 Ha perimeter fence

4 Ha elephant fence

Walking path and
lookout platform

Phase 1

As soon as the first barn is ready, we can welcome the first elephants and offer them a place to retire. Everything will depend on the progress of the works, the weather conditions and the available funds.

Phase 2

Visitors will be welcome once we have obtained the necessary authorisation and a walking path and observation platform have been built.

The elephants will never be disturbed.

Phase 3

Barn 2 for 5 elephants

20 Ha elephant fence

Education centre and
multipurpose space

Phase 3

2020-2022

Construction of second barn, of the education centre and the multipurpose space. (The second barn cannot immediately be built because the urbanisation plan need to be changed.)

Phase 4

? Ha perimeter fence

? Ha elephant fence

Barn 3 for 5 elephants

Phase 4

Purchase adjoining land

  • 2016/2018
    Phase 1

    Barn 1 for maximum 3 elephants

    7 Ha perimeter fence

    4 Ha elephant fence

    2016

    Files, licensing and research / submitting building permit / start of phase 1:Making a part of the perimeter fence.

    2017-2018

    Continue phase 1: Continue making the perimeter fence. A conversion from an existing open stable to a barn suitable for maximum three elephants. Fence the first four hectares and night paddock for the elephants.

  • 2018/2019

    Barn 1 for maximum 3 elephants

    22 Ha perimeter fence

    4 Ha elephant fence

    Walking path and
    lookout platform

    Phase 1

    As soon as the first barn is ready, we can welcome the first elephants and offer them a place to retire. Everything will depend on the progress of the works, the weather conditions and the available funds.

    Phase 2

    Visitors will be welcome once we have obtained the necessary authorisation and a walking path and observation platform have been built.

    The elephants will never be disturbed.

  • 2020-2022
    Phase 3

    Barn 2 for 5 elephants

    20 Ha elephant fence

    Education centre and
    multipurpose space

    2020-2022

    Construction of second barn, of the education centre and the multipurpose space.(The second barn cannot immediately be built because the urbanisation plan need to be changed.)

  • 2022-...
    Phase 4

    Purchase adjoining land

    ? Ha perimeter fence

    ? Ha elephant fence

    Barn 3 for 5 elephants

Elephant closeup

Elephant enclosure

Elephant Haven will build heated living quarters in which there are interior stables to night paddocks and outdoor areas. These stables will always be accessible to the elephants.

Different living quarters will be built. This way we can take into account that the Asian and African elephants can be kept separate. This also provides more opportunities for social rehabilitation.

The interior quarters consist of sand stables which are interconnected. The interior stables have the availability of nursing and training walls. There will be a corridor that can be used for introductions and provide extra interior space.

An elephant has at least 5 acres at his or her disposal. Here they can keep out of each other's sight, and the hills provide mobility stimulation.

Between the various outside areas we use steel pipe fences.
If necessary, this allows different groups of elephants to live separately from each other. By means of gates in the fences the areas can be opened, making it possible to create an even larger living space. Adjacent areas can also be used to introduce elephants each to another in a secure manner.

Visit Elephant Haven

We are sorry but Elephant Haven are not able to receive unannounced visits.
Thank you for your understanding.
For more information please contact us via: info@elephanthaven.com