Wildlife conservation group N/a’an ku se Foundation has opened the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia, named after Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Shiloh, 11, who was born in Namibia, lends her name to the new sanctuary. During a recent visit to the African country with Jolie, Shiloh posed for pictures at the opening of her namesake facility.
The new sanctuary aims to provide assistance and care for injured rhinoceroses and elephants that have been injured or orphaned in a poaching incident. In addition to a full-time veterinarian, the sanctuary has holding pens, trucks, crates, and veterinary equipment on hand. All animals will be cared for until they are well enough to be released back into the wild.
Actress and activist Jolie has long brought Shiloh on humanitarian and conservation trips with her. Together they have visited a Syrian refugee camp and travelled to Lebanon on one of Jolie’s humanitarian missions.
Jolie, who has been friends with the N/a’an ku se founders for over 16 years, helped open the sanctuary along with Shiloh earlier this month during a trip to Namibia. During the trip, Shiloh (pictured far left) posed for a photo with other children to celebrate the sanctuary’s opening.