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Hitachi and the Elephant Haven

December 15, 2020

Do you remember our mini excavator donation to Elephant Haven in France in 2017?

We catch up with the latest updates and look back on the delivery of the machine in our latest podcast.

Hitachi and the Elephant Haven

In southwest France, a Belgian couple have been building a unique elephant sanctuary so that they can offer rehabilitation and a kind retirement for Asian and African elephants that have come from zoos and circuses. It’s the first of its kind in Europe and Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe has donated a premium used mini excavator to the project.

 

Painted in the Elephant Haven colours, the ZX38U-5 has been used to help prepare the facilities for the arrival of the first elephants. This has included digging trenches for drainage, building fences, creating mud pools and helping with the construction of a shelter where the elephants will sleep. Find out more about how this little machine has made a big difference to this unique and worthwhile cause.

“We’re so grateful, it will help the project so much.”

Tony Verhulst and Sofie Goetghebeur
Founders of the Elephant Haven

“It’s so exciting and heart-warming to see the Hitachi excavator arrive”

Tony Verhulst and Sofie Goetghebeur
Founders of the Elephant Haven

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