Why elephant haven?
More and more countries in Europe are banning wild animals in circuses.
There are more than 100 elephants in circuses in Europe.
Where to place them? We want to help because relocating them back to their country of origin is not always possible, creating a safe „Haven” for them is possible.
There is no place for elephants to retire in Europe.
Offering elephants a place to retire.
The resocialization and rehabilitation of elephants.
Providing information and researching elephants and their complex needs and behaviour.
Thinking along and contributing to a world of respect and protection for elephants and their habitat.
Elephant Haven is a place with respect for animals, humans and nature.
The elephants at Elephant Haven are provided with a safe haven for the rest of their lives.
The elephants should not be chained.
Restraints will not be used.
The contact between the caregivers and the elephants is based on „protected contact”.
Elephant Haven will not breed the animals.
When making decisions we take the environment and nature into account as much as possible.
Sustainability is central to Elephant Haven during the construction and daily operations.
Volunteers and visitors have no direct contact with the elephants.