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The Circus Krone building old-age home for elephants

In Weßling want to build the Circus Krone a retirement home for old elephants. Until the is finished, the animals in a residence in Spain. The first five have already arrived.

Old elephant in the Circus Krone should be able to enjoy in the future, on a private stud farm in Wessling in the district of Starnberg in your retirement. They want to build a big elephant stall, said the circus Director, Jana Mandana Lacey-Krone on Friday. Currently, the circus is waiting on the building permit. Until then, the Munich-based company uses the residence of "El Castillo de la Guardas" in Spain.

to live There since Wednesday, the two Elephants Mala and Kenya. The 54-year-old Mala've always taken good care of the 18 years younger than Kenya. "You're best Friends and should stay together," said Lacey-Krones husband Martin Lacey jr. Were accompanied Mala and Kenya, of the three other elephants of the circus. Bara, Burma, and Aisha to help them settle in the new surroundings, but later, in the Circus Krone in return. When that will be is still unclear.

The two Elephants Mala and Kenya since Wednesday in the residence "El Castillo de la Guardas" in Spain.

(photo: Reuters)

A spokesman for the Circus Krone informed that for the current program to another elephant, "" be rented. The new program, "Mandana", with the circus in April will go on tour, launches for the time being, without elephants, but it is designed so that the three elephants out of Spain may come in after your return. The action group for animal rights, Bavaria commented positively on the decision. "With the current step in the Circus Krone sets a first character for the protection of animals and heralds the beginning of the end of animal husbandry," said the organization.

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