HUGE News!: This week we at ZEN and Wild is Life Trust @zen_wildislife , together with our partner IFAW @action4ifaw , moved six elephants from Wild Is Life sanctuary to their new home at the ZEN Re-Wilding Facility in the Panda Masuie Forest. This magnificent wilderness was once a hunting concession but, as a result of a lease signed between Wild is Life, IFAW and Forestry Commission, the land is now protected from all hunting, and a new era begins.
Today, we introduce you to the Danckwerts Family - the visionaries behind this initiative - and a few of the rescued ellies and their handlers, who work tirelessly to ensure the health and wellbeing of these majestic animals.
In the coming days, we’ll show you the journey from beginning to end - from Harare to Panda Masuie. We can happily report that since the ellies arrived in Panda Masuie, they are feeding well, settling in and are sleeping peacefully in their new home.
This marks a new era for Wild is Life, ZEN, IFAW, Forestry Commission, ZimParks and Woodlands Community. It is team work, passion and commitment that made this incredible initiative possible and we are all incredibly excited for the elephants in their new journey back to a life of freedom in the Wild!
Photographs by Donal Boyd Photography @donalboyd
Picture 1: Leon, Nora, Sizi, Mfana and Annabelle.
Picture 2: Moyo Danckwerts and Roxy Danckwerts
Picture 3: Jos Danckwerts and Moyo, Annabelle and Mfana
Picture 4: Moyo, Forbes Danckwerts and Brian Chitsungo
Picture 5: Jos Danckwerts and Craig Danckwerts
Picture 6: Brian Chitsungo and Matabele
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