Oliver - also a cat fan😽 - is enthusiastic and says:
Did you know that in addition to (currently) 110 elephants, countless dogs, a herd of water buffalo, cows, rabbits, horses and wild boar, around 1600 cats have also found a new home under the umbrella of the Save Elephant Foundation?
The cats come from bad (mass) husbandry, were street cats or were freed from the hands of breeders due to unfortunate circumstances.
The animals are housed in the so-called Cat Kingdom – which is attached to the Elephant Nature Park and is a short walking distance from the park.
The cats are spread out over several huge areas and have a variety of dens, cat bridges between dens, cat beds (often made from old tires or recycled) and even a small waterfall and fountain.
The animals will of course be castrated by the veterinarian team when they move in, because reproduction is not desired. A complete team is present in the Cat Kingdom all day long and takes care of the cats – in December 2021 I was able to get a personal impression on site.
Among other things, a sweater was pulled over the cats in the evening so that the animals did not freeze at night. For me it was completely incomprehensible at first, because at home in Germany my house cat goes outside the front door in winter without any problems. But I could actually see one or the other cat or dog freezing during my stay, especially in the morning.
If you are personally visiting the Elephant Nature Park, it is definitely worth a detour during one of your breaks or after work, because as you can see in the pictures, cat lovers definitely enjoy cuddling or, to be honest, with cats :
The cats get their pats from their human (visitor) attendants
you want to help? Quite simply: Have a look here – a CATSPECIAL ❤️🐈⬛❤️
You are also welcome to donate for the cats in the ENP – just tick *CAT KINGDOM* in the donation form 🙏🐈⬛😽