‘Elephant Eden’ is the name of the extravagant accommodation opening soon for a group of the elephant’s elite.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, located just outside Bristol conjured up the concept to spoil the largest land animal in the world, who they believe should be fiercely protected from poachers who ruthlessly hunt them for their thick skin and strong tusks.
The compound has been descried as a five star spa hotel, is offering first class facilities that could rival the Ritz, including; several enormous heated swimming pools for tranquil lazy dips, special ‘health food’ to deliver the elephants extensive dietary needs and even a round the clock butler service, waiting on the animals twenty four hours a day to ensure their pampering session never dies down.
The unique one-of-a-kind establishment is due to open in 2013, when final architectural details are completed and appropriate décor has been selected.
Although there are hundreds of elephant sanctuaries all of the world, this is the only of its kind and it set to be the largest in Europe. The twenty acre complex will become the new home to four fortunate Asian female elephants and one incredibly lucky Asian male. The owners of this establishment have plans to broaden the number of residents and increase the guest list once the blessed five have settled in.
Inspiration for this exceptional and distinctive hotel may have stemmed from elephant sanctuaries in India whereby the creatures are worshipped, bathed and lightly waited on. Elephants are a symbol of wisdom in Asian cultures and are famed for their memory and intelligence. Their level of intellect is certainly believable, considering this customized palace they have managed to secure.
Anthony Bush, the proud and ambitious owner of the zoo claimed: “Elephant Eden will be a new chapter in the history of elephant accommodation.” The grand elephantine manor, a heaven on earth for elephants, is in no doubt an undisputable upgrade, from the original Noah’s Ark.
Article by Emma Boyle