We are building the large chain free shelter for our male elephants to provide them more space. FaaMai’s family group will take over Navaan’s shelter, and their old shelter will be taken out to increase day area for the rambunctious youngsters. If you are worried and wondering why we separate Navaan and other male elephants from their family, Navaan was pushed out of his matriarchal herd when he reached sexual maturity which is normal for male elephants. Male elephants are solitary in nature but may associate with other bulls (adult males) in a small group.
So, we are now building the bigger area where Navaan can roam freely, enjoy swimming in the pool and rolling around in the mud. He will be moving in very soon, maybe as soon as in the next 3 weeks. We are also making spaces next to Navaan’s shelter for the other male elephants. There will be 4 more shelters and we hope to complete them all before the rains arrive. If anyone wants to help out with the building costs for free roaming boys, please feel free to support us.