Over the past few weeks, construction crews (both our employees and two sets of contractors) have been working on several aspects of the male Asian habitat. The foundations for the pillars and the pillars themselves are all up, which made the structure look a bit like a palace, with lots of columns along the sides.
We have three crews at work: a barn crew, a fence crew, and the GSE workers. Our sanctuary crew is building the insides of the barn and stalls, since they require a specific and more complicated construction. Several of the stall walls are up and everything on that end is moving right along.
Fence posts began going up as soon as we were given approval to begin construction. At this point, there are significant stretches of fence that have been built. That’s continuing at a regular pace.
The trusses of the roof have been added and the workers will be back next week to begin to put the actual roof on the barn.
We just wanted to give you a glimpse into what your support has accomplished, as we move forward with creating a home here at sanctuary for male elephants as well.