ALL ABOUT ELEPHANTS

Elephant Haven Sanctuary with Sofie and Tony

All About Elephants Show hosted by Nikita Dhawan

 

Nikita Dhawan, Founder of Youth for Animals, chats with Tony Verhulst and Sofie Goetghebeur, co-founders of Elephant Haven Sanctuary in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region of south-west of France. The sanctuary currently houses two Asian female elephants Gandhi and Delhi in its 70 acre area.

 

 

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Tony Verhulst, Founder, worked at Antwerp Zoo / Planckendael between 1993 and 2015, where he cared for the elephants from 2001 on a full time basis. From his childhood, Tony became passionate about the life of all animals, in particular the animals that depend on people. Tony has gained international experience with elephants and from this passion and knowledge the idea of Elephant Haven was born. He is responsible for the care of the elephants, the development of the habitats and making the care plans for the elephants.

 

Sofie Goetghebeur, Founder/Treasurer, worked at the Antwerp Zoo from 1993 till 2015.She has experience in the care of birds, small monkeys, okapi, marine mammals, gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees coming from an animal centre, and elephants. Sofie has a heart for animals and is very passionate and motivated about this project. She has a sensitive nature and a respect for both humans and animals. She is partly responsible for the care of the elephants, the development of the habitats and making the care plans. Sofie is also active in the communication department.

 

 

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NIKITA DHAWAN