A natural habitat refuge for old, sick
or needy, retired Zoo and Circus Elephants.
2700 acres of pastures and forests, where
these complex and highly intelligent creatures
can live their remaining years amongst their
own kind, without chains or dominance.
No longer forced to live in the less than adequate
confines of all too many Zoos,
nor required to perform tricks for the amusement of Circus patrons, these survivors are encouraged to live as Elephants, without the intrusion of human visitors. However, "The Girls" (they are all female pachyderms, Asian & African, living in separate habitats) have countless admirers and supporters, who regularly look in on them via the live "EleCam" viewable at:
In 2006 the Sanctuary experienced rapid growth due
to the arrival of several new Asian residents from the Hawthorne facility in Illinois and the construction of a new larger Asian Elephant barn
Another major project in the works is the planned Education Center, which will enable visitors and particularly children, to learn about these sensitive and
fascinating beings. The Sanctuary recently celebrated its
10th anniversary and can be justly proud of its numerous victories and considerable accomplishments to date.
Few places exist in the World, where enlightened thinking
and compassion are applied as caringly in the treatment of our fellow beings. To view a video of "The Girls" enjoying their spacious surroundings please click on the YouTube player below: