Ellis Park will provide “a forever home for animals who are unable to be released back into the wild”

Frequent Nick Cave collaborator and Bad Seeds member Warren Ellis has announced he’s opening a new wildlife sanctuary for animals with special needs in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Ellis Park will, according to its namesake, serve as “a forever home for animals who are unable to be released back into the wild due to their injuries sustained from maltreatment by humans”.

The park is strategically located on the adjoining land next to the Sumatra Wildlife Centre. The land was purchased by Ellis and donated to Jakarta Animal Aid Network, with the assistance of animal welfare activists Lorinda Jane and Femke den Haas. The two serve as co-founders of the park, with den Haas also a co-director.

In an interview with The Quietus, explained that while the aim of Sumatra Wildlife Centre is usually to release animals back into nature, the idea for Ellis Park was to build a place for animals that can never be let back.

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