Where do they get the elephants? Are they rescues?
All the elephants at 3 Sanctuaries have been removed from the wild by a third party, the ellies eventually ended up with us.
The older male at the Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary was removed from the Kruger National Park during the culling in the early 90's. Himself and 2 other males were sold to a German couple who hand reared them in Namibia. Kasper, was left by himself, after the one was shot and one electrocuted itself. Kasper, became a 'problem' and the owners applied for a hunting licence. Luckily the Elephant Sanctuary group heard and intervened.
Kitso, out younger male's family was put down and himself and a few other young ellies were headed to zoo's and circuses outside the country. Again, the Sanctuary group stepped in.
Should you have any further questions, we'd be happy to assist.
Regards, the Sanctuary team
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