Thursday, 13 July 2017

Angelina Jolie and Shiloh open wildlife sanctuary in Namibia


Angelina Jolie and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt travelled to Namibia for the opening of a new wildlife sanctuary named after the 11-year-old. Angie has always had a special relationship with the southwest African country as Shiloh was born in Swakopmund, Namibia in 2006. In honour of Shiloh’s relation to the country Angelina along with Shiloh and the rest of her siblings visited Namibia to open the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary.
The new sanctuary is funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and was established through a collaboration with the N/a’an ku sê Foundation and Namibia's Ministry of Environment and Tourism. According to the foundation’s site the sanctuary was opened “to assist and care for any rhinos or elephants that have been injured or orphaned in a poaching incident.”


Shiloh (far left)

 

People magazine reports the name of the sanctuary came as a surprise to young Shiloh and that “her face lit up when she saw the sanctuary for the first time.”
During their five-day trip, which took place earlier this month, Angelina and Shiloh got hands-on experience working with the animals.
Angelina also met with President Dr. Hage Geingob and Madame Monica Geingos, First Lady of the Republic of Namibia.
Of her family’s commitment to Namibia, Angie said: “It is a privilege to work with N/a’an ku sê and be able to contribute to conservation in Namibia.”
Both Angelina and Brad have been involved with the N/a’an ku sê Foundation for many years and spent Christmas with a host family at the foundation’s lodge in 2010.

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