The Indian doctors who Created An Animal Ark, Dr Prakash Amte and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte
A couple have taken their love of animals to the extreme – by opening up their home to over 100 rescued animals. Dr Prakash Amte and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte have dedicated their lives to helping both the animals – and people – of Hemalkasa, Maharashtra in India. The couple started the sanctuary – called Amte’s Animal Ark – in the early seventies after a chance encounter with an orphaned monkey. The shelter is now home to over 100 animals including snakes, crocodiles, hyenas and leopards.