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A new home for abused elephants

Elephants are caring and highly intelligent animals, remembering pain and those who inflict it on them forever. Ripped away from their families at a young age and tortured for weeks on end, many of Myanmar’s 5000 captive elephants are in desperate need of a safe haven.

About 2/3 of Myanmar’s large elephant population lives in horrible conditions in captivity. Many of the captive animals are abused in the timber industry, carrying out work that is too hard even for heavy duty machinery. Their handlers are counting on the intelligence of these gentle giants, abusing them heavily at a young age to condition them for a life of excruciating work.

Due to export bans on timber, many of these traumatized elephants are now at risk of being neglected, sold to similarly abusive tourist attractions or even worse, of being poached.

FOUR PAWS is a building a new home for these abused animals in Central Myanmar. By the time it is completed, ELEPHANTS LAKE sanctuary will be able to house up to 1200 former working elephants. On an area of 17’000 hectares, they will be free to roam and form families. The ELEPHANTS LAKE sanctuary will comprise of an elephant hospital, an Elephant Rehabilitation Centre and many more facilities that will help them transition into their new life.

If you would like to support the elephants’ transition into a pain free life, donate today and help us create a safe haven for them.


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