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HSH Princess Stephanie held a party on July 13 in Fonbonne to celebrate the fourth anniversary of her much-publicised adoption of the elephants Baby and Nepal, which were due to be euthanised in 2012 over suspected tuberculosis.
Some 11,000 people had signed a petition to spare the elephants and film-star-turned-animal-rights campaigner Brigitte Bardot threatened to move to Russia if they were put down. A stay of execution was granted.
Princess Stephanie rescued Baby and Nepal, ages 42 and 43, from the Zoo Tete d’Or (Lyon) after and gave them sanctuary on the 45-hectare Fonbonne estate, near Peille.
Present at last week’s celebration were Princess Stephanie’s children, Louis and Camille, HSH Prince Albert, and many other guests.
Baby and Nepal have been brought back to good health and appear to thrive in their home of four years.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.