BENEFITING: Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
ORGANIZER: Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
After following The Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in Hohenwald TN, online for more than a year, I was fortunate enough to visit it in person last November. TES is an amazing place, devoted to providing circus and zoo elephants sanctuary after years spent confined and forced to entertain (whether through performing in a circus environment or on display in a zoo). At TES, African and Asian elephants, each with their own habitats, have the space to roam as they would in the wild. They cannot go home, but they can enjoy the life they were born to live. Please help TES in establishing new habitat area to welcome Hadari, Rosie and Sukari.
Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee wrote -
Help us welcome three new elephants to retirement! The Elephant Sanctuary is now providing refuge and long-term care for Hadari (age 33), Rosie (age 44) and Sukari (age 31) after collaborating with Nashville Zoo and Hadari’s owners on retirement. These African elephants will have the opportunity - after decades in captivity - to live in an expansive habitat that promotes a range of natural behaviors, with the companionship of herd and individualized care for life. They join Flora (age 33) and Tange (age 42) in The Sanctuary’s Africa Habitat.
Sixty acres are currently fenced in Africa Habitat, with an additional 240 acres of woods and hills available. Our fencing expansion plan would create new areas for Flora, Tange, Rosie, Hadari and Sukari to roam, giving them more trees to knock down and wildlife to chase.
African elephants make a savannah of their habitat, and they require a different type of fencing than the Asian elephants. African ele-fences are expensive -- $100 per linear foot! -- and we need your help to enlarge this area of Sanctuary. The more money we raise, the larger the area we can open up for the elephants. Exploring a more expansive habitat will help them develop healthy and natural behaviors.