Visit The Elephant Sanctuary's Welcome Center
All of our Girls are retired from zoos and circuses where they lived their lives on exhibit to the public. To ensure minimal intrusion on the sanctity of their Sanctuary, the elephant habitat is not open to the public. The Elephant Sanctuary is, however, dedicated to educating the public about these amazing animals in our care.
The staff and volunteers at the Welcome Center invite the public to stop by located 4 miles from the elephant habitat on Main Street in Hohenwald. The Welcome Center features:
While at the Welcome Center, visitors may also access our network of 13 cameras (Elecam System) which are strategically placed throughout all three habitats, and enjoy live streaming video of the Girls in their natural environment without intruding on their Sanctuary. The staff and volunteers welcome everyone to visit and learn about our Girls and their lives in Sanctuary.
WELCOME CENTER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
On the third Saturday of each month, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcome Center is open to the public and will host a presentation from Sanctuary staff at 2:30. Visitors will also have a chance to visit our Gift Shop, watch live streaming video of our Elephants, and visit with Sanctuary Staff.
Saturday, May 17
What does a 50 gallon barrel filled with popcorn have in common with a lawn sprinkler, tractor tires, gongs, trees, and boomer balls?
They are all elephant “toys”… and they play a very important role in the care of our elephants.
Every day at The Sanctuary, we make sure that the Girls’ are exercising their bodies AND their minds, and their toys help them do both.
Join us on Saturday to see some examples!
Q: What does an 10,000 pound elephant eat?
Saturday, July 19
Not only are we recognizing Shirley’s 66th birthday in July, we are also celebrating her 15 year Sanctuary anniversary.
We’ll be looking back over those 15 years and especially at what Shirley has been up to since we celebrated her 65th birthday last year.
Come and celebrate with us!