Denmark’s government has just recently paid 11 million Danish kroner (about $1.6 million) to purchase the last four remaining elephants in Danish circuses to give them a good retirement.

Food and Fisheries Minister, Mogens Jensen has said that after this year Denmark is planning to introduce a bill to totally ban the use of wild animals in circuses.  

It is currently unknown where the four elephants, Ramboline, Lara, Djunga, and Jenny, will end up, but until then Animal Protection Denmark has ensured they will be in good care. 

When rescuing Ramboline from Circus Trapez, they also purchased a camel named Ali, who was his good friend so that the two may live out their retirement together. 

“It would be wrong to separate Ramboline and Ali. That’s why we actually got Ali,” said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.

In Other News…

This month we are highlighting the incredible work of Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Ōtaki. Here are a just a few of their lucky residents!

You can make a donation to the sanctuary’s Give a Little page or visit their site for more info.

Denmark Rescues Four Elephants for $1.6 million