News Archive : 2012
Los Angeles Weighs Law Banning Elephant Shows
Los Angeles is poised to ban elephants from performing in circuses within its city limits, after pressure from animal welfare advocates who have for decades condemned the methods used to train and transport elephants as abusive and cruel.
Hall of Trees Exhibit
Actress Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) and Days of Our Lives support The Elephant Sanctuary's Christmas Tree at Opryland Hotel
Toronto Sending Zoo's Three Elephants to California
Toronto city council voted 32-8 Tuesday night to send three aging African elephants from the Toronto Zoo to an 80-acre sanctuary in California.
The Elephant Sanctuary's Thanksgiving Treat: Black Friday SALE
This online only sale starts at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21 and ends on Sunday, November 25 at midnight.
The Big Pumpkin Drop
In the true spirit of holiday giving, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, and its 14 resident elephants, received a donated trailer load of pumpkins from The Fontanel Mansion in Whites Creek, Tennessee.
Elephant Mimics Korean With Help of His Trunk
An Asian elephant called Koshik has astounded scientists with his Korean language skills.
October is Elephant Awareness Month in Tennessee
State of Tennessee, Lewis County, and City of Hohenwald Declare October as Elephant Awareness Month
Tennessee Week for the Animals
Animal World USA is pleased to announce Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed 8th Annual Tennessee Week for the Animals September 22-30, 2012.
A Letter from CEO Rob Atkinson
I write to you to let you know that I am leaving The Sanctuary, having resigned my position as its Chief Executive Officer.
A Letter from Board Chair Janice Zeitlin
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee's Board of Directors announced on Monday, September 24th the resignation of their Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rob Atkinson.
2012 Combined Federal Campaign
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has been recognized by Independent Charities of America (ICA) as "Best in America".
Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits
GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, Democratic Republic of Congo - Twenty-two dead elephants, including several very young ones, clumped together on the open savanna, many killed by a single bullet to the top of the head.
Elephant Smuggling Exposed
UK tourists fueling brutal live elephant trade between Burma and Thailand
Judge delivers scorching decision in Los Angeles Zoo elephant exhibit lawsuit
Plaintiffs and In Defense of Animals hail win for elephants. A five-year-long taxpayer lawsuit against the Los Angeles Zoo and its controversial $42 million elephant exhibit was decided today in favor of the plaintiffs.
Group Files Complaint to Remove Zoo Elephant
An animal rights group filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking the agency to remove one of the Topeka Zoo's elephants.
Remembering Bella Day - Podcast
Enjoy special memories from Bella Day held on June 2nd at The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center in Hohenwald.
The Elephant Sanctuary's Summer Calendar of Events
Visit The Elephant Sanctuary's Welcome Center this Summer for Caregiver Presentations
City Awaits Judge's Ruling On Possible Shutdown of Zoo's Ele
GRIFFITH PARK - The Los Angeles Zoo's elephant new exhibit that opened less than two years ago at a cost of $42 million could be shut down and the three elephants that live there relocated.
Activists Closely Watching Suit Over L.A. Zoo's Elephant Exhibit
Critics say the space in the zoo's 'Elephants of Asia' exhibit is too small and the ground too hard for its three occupants. City attorneys scoff at the accusations.
The Elephant Sanctuary's Calendar of Events for Outreach Opportunities
We will participate in a number of summer and fall outdoor events, attracting visitors who will have an opportunity to learn about the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.
Adopt a Stray in June in Honor of Bella - Share Your Story
In honor of Bella and the unique relationship she shared with Tarra, the Elephant Sanctuary is encouraging the public to adopt a homeless stray from their local shelter or rescue organization in Bella's memory. Participants can share their rescue's inspirational story and a photo by clicking this link.
Cynthia Moss Special Guest at Celebrating Elephants! Benefit for Amboseli Trust
The May 19th event at the Oakland Zoo will feature a presentation from world-renowned elephant researcher Cynthia Moss regarding the elephants of Amboseli and Echo the elephant.
May Events at the Welcome Center
The Elephant Sanctuary is pleased to announce the Welcome Center in downtown Hohenwald will present a multi-media presentation and informal discussion during the month of May entitled "Elephants through the Ages."
GAC's "Day Jobs," featuring The Elephant Sanctuary and Kellie Pickler To Be Re-Aired
Reaching New Audiences: Country Star Kellie Pickler Spends Day At Her Dream Job - as an Elephant Caregiver at The Elephant Sanctuary on an Episode of GAC's "Day Jobs."
Applauding Community Action for Elephants: Toronto's Support of Sanctuary for Toka, Thika, and Iringa
We applaud the actions of the Toronto Community to safeguard the future of their beloved elephants Iringa, Toka and Thika, and our friends at PAWS to whose expert care they are being entrusted.
Sanctuary Co-Founder Scott Blais gives a video update on Ramba, the former circus elephant, as she recovers at Parque Safari Rancagua.
Possible Move of Elephants Weighed
Tennessee refuge promises frequent updates on Sunda, Tembo
April Events at the Welcome Center
The Welcome Center in downtown Hohenwald will present a multi-media presentation and informal discussion during the month of April entitled "Girl Talk" on Saturday, April 21 at a new time - 2:30 PM. Visitors are invited to attend.
What Can An Elephant Teach Children?
An elephant comes to Danbury, Connecticut this weekend as part of the Piccadilly Circus.
Special Event Planned to Honor Zoo Elephants
Animal Outreach of Kansas, the group asking that Topeka Zoo elephants be moved to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, will host special event to honor zoo elephants Sunda and Tembo.
PAWS Presents Summit for the Elephants, 2012
On March 28, 29, and 30 of 2012, PAWS' Summit for the Elephants in Oakland, CA will bring together individuals who will direct the future of captive elephants. The Elephant Sanctuary's CEO, Rob Atkinson, will be a speaker at the Summit.
CEO Rob Atkinson Interviewed Concerning the Poaching of Elephants in Cameroon.
300 Elephants Killed in Mass Slaughter
February Events at the Welcome Center
The Elephant Sanctuary is pleased to announce the Welcome Center in downtown Hohenwald will present a multi-media presentation and informal discussion during the month of February called What makes an elephant - an ELEPHANT?
Help The Elephants - The Elephant Show
The Fire Arts Center (Arcata, CA) is presenting "The Elephant Show" this month. Partial proceeds from this event will go to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn.
Poll: Emails Advocate Move of Zoo Elephants
Animal advocates are sending a large number of emails to the Topeka City Council asking it to send Topeka Zoo elephants Sunda and Tembo to a sanctuary in Tennessee.
Group Seeks Move of Elephants to Sanctuary
Animal Outreach of Kansas, a nonprofit organization, announced Wednesday it had put up two billboards along S.W. Gage Boulevard as part of a campaign to convince the city to retire 49-year-old Sunda, an Asian elephant, and 40-year-old Tembo, an African elephant, to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn.
The Elephant Sanctuary Extends Condolences to PAWS
We are comforted to know that Sabu was able to live out the last fourteen months of his life in sanctuary at PAWS, under the loving care of Pat Derby, Ed Stewart, and all of Sabu's elephant care staff.
Welcome Center January Events
The Elephant Sanctuary is pleased to announce the Welcome Center in downtown Hohenwald will present a multi-media presentation and informal discussion about Elephant Nutrition during the month of January.