In Memory of Dulary

November 1963 ~ December 23, 2013

112 Tributes to Dulary

July 30, 2014
I am very sorry to hear about Dulary's passing. You gave her a life of peace at the sanctuary to live out what time she had left with companions of her own kind. That is huge.

God bless Dulary and all those who cared for her and were he friends. She knows she was loved.

Margaret
Margaret Forbes, Levant, Maine
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July 14, 2014
I loved visiting you at the Philadelphia Zoo. I missed you after you left but I was glad to see you found a better home. I have taken many pictures throughout your zoo years. I have even framed some. I had been keeping track of you in your new home.
I hope you have found a new happy home. I will miss reading about you and the enjoyment you found at The Sanctuary.
Jean Libby, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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July 13, 2014
I met Dulary from across a small expanse of water in the fall of 1980. I was roughly 45 lbs, she was...slightly more. It was a lopsided love, but I'd watch her from about every year or two. She didn't know I existed, but I'd make it a point to go visit as often as I could manage. So glad she spent her golden years making such strong bonds with friends who loved her and that she was able to retire to a home with such dedicated and loving hands to care for her.


Michael, Philadelphia, PA
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June 21, 2014
I have been following Dulary's life since she came to the Sanctuary. I was so sad when she passed butI am so glad she has had all these years to live a life close to the one she should have been living all along. She was and is one of my favorites but I love all of them. I hope people realize how important it is that we help these intelligent, majestic and gentle giants. We will all miss you, sweet Dulary!
Linda, Tennessee
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June 19, 2014
Dear Dulary,
Please know that you are Always in my heart. You are the most beautiful elephant.
Thank the care takers & veterinarians for taking such good care of Dulary
Miss you Dulary...

Love,
Seiko


Seiko, Chula Vista, CA
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May 11, 2014
REST IN PEACE DULARY.....I thank God for your peaceful life if it was your misfortune to leave your home your Mother,Grandmother,Aunts,Sisters,Nieces you had the good luck in that you did not have your spirit broken in a circus....it is not mentioned if you were fulfilled with your own baby....it is my firm belief that you had much to teach us and that you forgave us for taking you from your home....All Elephants go to heaven and I hope you spend eternity with your family .....you were/are a beautiful girl and though we never met....I love You...Rest Well. :)
Allen F. Perkins, Philadelphia,Pa.
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May 8, 2014
Dulary, you lived all those years in such a tiny enclosure in Philadelphia, but you gave so much pleasure to thousands of people. I am just so, so happy that you had a chance to live out your last years at such a wonderful place as the Elephant Sanctuary, although I wish you had lived a lot longer. Still, you had seven years of freedom. I feel sad for your passing, but what an interesting life you led! If there is an elephant heaven, you are surely there!
Renee Valley, Missoula, Mont.
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May 5, 2014
You were so beautiful, Dulary. What a loss to everyone.
Marian Bonanno, Florida
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May 2, 2014
I "knew" Dulary since I was a child and then an adult visiting the Philadelphia Zoo. As I became more educated about elephants needing space way beyond what the zoo could offer, I used to feel so bad about Dulary and her earlier companions (another Asian and two Africans who have all passed)having spent their lives in inadequate space. I fully supported the Zoo's decision at the time, to move their elephants to more appropriate spaces. I remember being thrilled that Dulary, the oldest, was going to the Sanctuary. Its how I became more aware of the Sanctuary. I am grateful that this girl found such happiness in her later years. Bless all of you.
Sharon Davis, Bangor, PA
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May 2, 2014
Rest in peace Dulury,I can't believe it's been five months already. You will be missed & thought of everyday. XOX <3
Dylan Arthur, Hayle,cornwall, England
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May 2, 2014
So privileged we are to have known you Dulary...even though I never met you I feel now I have because of the wonderful people at the sanctuary who have shared you with the rest of the world...
Andy, North Vancouver,BC,Canada
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May 2, 2014
Sweetest Dulary, I loved watching you swim all these years with your best friend Misty. You are a beautiful girl and you are sorely missed. I'm so happy that you found peace and friendship at the elephant sanctuary at the end of your life. RIP dear girl.
Chris Carbone, Franklin, MA
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May 2, 2014
What a beautiful spirit! The world is fortunate to have experienced it and those that witnessed her spirit will always be touched.
Sarah, Iowa
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May 2, 2014
Very sad to read that Dulary passed away.
I had not the Chance to meet her.However Iam Feeling sad.
Ist very positive that she had the Chance to leave well and protected.RIP.Dulary.kind regards.Solon Lechonitis
Solon Lechonitis, Bad Sachsa/Germany.
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May 1, 2014
Dulary.....you are the most magnificent creation ever. God knew what he was doing the moment he made you. You have found peace in the Sanctuary.............I am forever grateful in that for you have earned the freedom you felt in the Sanctuary. We will miss you very much in our hearts.......and know that in Heaven you are roaming free.
Sheryll Punneo, Liberty (Kansas City), MO
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May 1, 2014
Darling Dulary ~

Although we never met... I see the photos of you...such glee as you play in the water. I just want you to know that you life my spirit and you make my heart sing with your beauty, your sincere eyes and your being. I send my love to you...wherever you are...my love to you!


Ricky Pilcher , Cumming, Georgia
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May 1, 2014
A beautiful story I enjoyed watching you sweet Dulary since your relocation, you will always have special place in my heart
Joanie Schneider, Colorado
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May 1, 2014
You were Special Rip Dulary
Mary Holmeyer , phoenix
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May 1, 2014
Such a sweet Elephant! I have always had an affection for elephants. My Dadtook me to the Circus when it was in Ohio in 1965. I cried so hard for the elephants that we had to leave. I brought attention to myself and the stopped the Circus until we were out of the tent! I told my Dad I hate Circuses because they whipped the animals and the elephants were chained to keep them in control? Really? Then one summer we went to a small town in Tennessee.Erwin, where they hung a Corcus elephant for murder. He was beaten by his trainer and trampled the crowd. He killed a little girl. So they hung him in the rail yard.
So this Sanctuary is so wonderful! I just love it! dullard was love from day one and cared for. She knew it! God bless all the elephants and the workers at Hohenwald Tennessee! We miss Dulary!
Becky Armstrong, Louisville, Kentucky
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May 1, 2014
I am from Philadelphia. remember seeing Dulary for the first time when I was 3 years old. This is when she was at the Philadephia Zoo. My family took my sisters and I to the zoo many times over the years, and so I saw her on several occasions.

When I got older, I decided I don't like zoos--just my preference. I have always felt especially bad for zoo elephants, since their enclosure seemed so small, and their lives so dismal compared to what they might have in nature.
I had known about and supported the Elephant Sanctuary for several years before I heard Dulary would be sent there. I was overjoyed when I heard! It made me cry. I have watched Dulary's videos often, and I enjoyed hearing about and seeing her close friendship with Misty. My eyes are heavy with tears as I write this. Thank you for taking care of Dulary in her final years, and thank you for all you do for the elephants in your care.
K, San Francisco
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May 1, 2014
i remember her from the Phila Zoo.
So glad she was able spend time
there with the other girls.
She will be missed.
Melinda, FL.
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May 1, 2014
Dulary, my love to you. You are in my heart and thoughts each day. I am wondering if you have met my dear Smokey yet......he has wings now, too....

Love,
Beth
Beth Dietz, Jersey Shore
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April 30, 2014
We visited Dulary just a day or two before she left Philadelphia. The trailer she would ride in was open for her to inspect and visitors to the zoo, particularly children signed a large card for her. I watched her arrival video many times and was so happy she settled in nicely making good friends to spend her days enjoying the sanctuary. Now, I hope she is swimming and grazing in heaven. God Bless Dulary.
Alice , Rhode Island
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April 25, 2014
hello dularly me and my class have been talking about you and if you were still alive i would vist and kiss you on the ear.
Breanne, El Paso, Texas
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April 17, 2014
I just found out that Dulary died. I was so shocked! Dulary has always been one of my favorite elephants since I first found out about the Elephant Sanctuary. Rest in peace, dear sweet Dulary, in God's heavenly home for all of His wonderful creatures.
Robbie Jones, Altadena, CA
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April 16, 2014
Oh Dulary: I chose you as my favorite quite a few years ago after our arrival to the Sanctuary (of course I am crazy about all your friends still at the sanctuary). Here it is April and I have just realized the news when I got the newsletter.

I am so happy you have seven peaceful and tranquil years at the sanctuary. We have to take advantage of all the happiness we can.

I will really miss keeping up with you on the website and newsletters. I hope you felt all the love you deserved.

I hope you are in the green pastures of heaven Dulary!!

Love,
Leslie Hoover
Leslie Hoover, Altavista, VA
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April 16, 2014
I had known Dulary since 1964 when she arrived at the Phila. zoo. She helped to raise my consciousness as to how thoroughly wretched zoo life is for non-human animals. I wish so much that her companions at the Phila. zoo could also have received sanctuary at TES. It was such a joy to see her so happy with her BFF Misty, living life as an elephant should!! I smiled every time I saw her playing, especially in the water. I was hoping that she could enjoy sanctuary for another 15 years and remain so saddened that she was taken so soon. I am so grateful that TES gave her such a wonderful, healing place to spend her last 6 years. I will always remember her majestic, dignified and extraordinarily beautiful presence. My heart breaks for Misty's loss. Rest in soft peace, Dulary. You were an example to us all.
Harriet , wynnewood, PA
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April 6, 2014
In watching the film of Dulary, I could see what a great life you gave her at the Sanctuary. I honestly think she was smiling and I could really see the bond that she had with Misty. Thank you so much for giving her freedom and love.
Elizabeth Roesler, Milwaukee,WI
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April 5, 2014
Rest in peace Dulary. I know your spirit will be in our hearts forever. I hope you have found peace just as you had in the sanctuary. Thank you caretakers for giving her a wonderful life.
, Bay City, MI
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April 1, 2014
Rest in Peace Dulary!!
Jocelyn Lombardi-Lefler, Pittsburgh
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March 25, 2014
Oh to be as perfect as an animal! God Bless all creatures!
Kathy, New Mexico
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March 23, 2014
I was so sorry to hear that Dulary is gone. But it feels good to know that she received the love and care at the sanctuary for her last years on this earth. If we had the eyes to see, we could probably see her spirit make visits back to the place that was so good to her before she goes back again to the spirits of her friends.
Marcia, Spokane, Washington
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March 21, 2014
We first met Dulary in the early years of our marriage when she was just a little girl in the Children's Zoo in Philadelphia. Her joyful spirit was infectious, and she communicated that spirit in everything she did. As a young girl, she captured our hearts, and taught our boys to love elephants and to be inspired by their marvelous ways. We watched Dulary grow throughout the years, majestic in her maturity as she had been adorable in her youth. All the while, she shared with everyone her joy in living, whether by tossing dust up onto her back, or by playing in the water in which she took such great delight. We are deeply grateful to all those who loved her and cared for her, both at the Philadelphia Zoo in those earlier years, and more recently in her wonderful home at the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Her photographs remain as treasures in our albums. Her memory forms an indelible imprint on our hearts. Rest in peace dear girl, dear friend.
Leonard W. Riches, Pipersville, PA
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March 21, 2014
Dulary, I'm sorry you lived most of your life out of your natural habitat, but who knows what kind of life you'd have had there, where they enslave your brothers and sisters. Thank goodness you were able to spend the last years of your life at the Sanctuary with Misty and Delhi.

I hope Misty finds another companion - she must be devastated by your passing. R.I.P. Dulary...
Vitra Garcia, United States
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March 15, 2014
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLtFsiOFn-4
RIP sweet Dulary.
this song is for you
rogez bernard, france
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March 14, 2014
I spent my childhood going to the Philadelphia Zoo. Never attending any circuses, thankfully, I did frequent the zoo. As I got older, the Elephant exhibit was so tiny, it made me quite sad to see the elephants there. I stopped going there but always hoped the exhibit would be renovated as was the lions. It never was :( so glad Dulary made it to TN to the Elephant Sanctuary where she enjoyed her last years of her life probably the happiest she every was....on to the rainbow bridge my friend!
Laura R., Drexel Hill, PA
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March 14, 2014
I spent my childhood going to the Philadelphia Zoo. Never attending any circuses, thankfully, I did frequent the zoo. As I got older, the Elephant exhibit was so tiny, it made me quite sad to see the elephants there. I stopped going there but always hoped the exhibit would be renovated as was the lions. It never was :( so glad Dulary made it to TN to the Elephant Sanctuary where she enjoyed her last years of her life probably the happiest she every was....on to the rainbow bridge my friend!
Laura R., Drexel Hill, PA
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February 25, 2014
Love & Light Dulary
Diana, Miami, Florida
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February 17, 2014
As a Philadelphian, you have been a part of my life since my earliest memories. Your service was long and wide-reaching, and your impact was boundless. I am so grateful that you got to spend the last years of your life in the bliss and joy that you deserved.

Namaste, sweet and dear Dulary
Justin Pullins, New York, NY
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February 17, 2014
I'm typing through tears right now because I'm so incredibly sad to learn of Dulary's death. My heart is broken. Dulary was the first elephant I had ever seen as a very young child (she was only a couple of years older than me!) and she ignited my love for all elephants. I would visit her often at the Philadelphia Zoo with my little red elephant key that my mom purchased so I could listen to the info box that told you all about these magnificent animals. Even though I loved seeing the elephants, I was so proud of the Phila. Zoo and happy when they decided to close the exhibit since they could not provide adequate space for these magnificent animals. That's when I learned about the Elephant Sanctuary and Dulary's new life there. I have supported the Sanctuary since she arrived and have followed her new life there. While it's so hard to say goodbye to what feels like an "old friend" I am so happy to know that she lived out the rest of her life in as normal an environment as she could with other elephants of her kind. I was happy that she found a best friend in Misty and got to experience the joys of just being an elephant. Rest in peace sweet girl. I will think of you every time I see an elephant. Until we meet again. xoxoxo
Barbara Murtaugh, West Deptford, NJ
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February 15, 2014
Such a short lived life as an elephant. Human abuse and life in the captivity kill them so early. I apologize for all the wrong doings humans did to you before you came to the sanctuary. I will always love you.

Kun Kang, University Pl, WA
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February 9, 2014
Dulary--You were truly one of God's most magnificent creatures. So happy you got to enjoy a few years here. RIP. You were loved by many & will never be forgotten. <3
Trudy Bledsoe, Fort Branch, IN
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February 8, 2014
Rest in peace sweet Dulary. Hope you are frolicking with sweet Bella and staying close in spirit to those left behind, we miss you.
Teri Neal, Nashville, TN
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February 7, 2014
It still doesn't seem possible that you are gone. Too few years at the TES & too many at the Philly Zoo.

May you rest in peace & watch over your TES mates. You are missed.
PK Morton, Philadelphia PA
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February 7, 2014
Dulary,
You Beautiful girl.
I grew up at the zoo watching the elephants frolick and play. As I had children of my own I started taking them to the zoo to see the animals but especially my favorite you and your African sisters. When we received news of you leaving we visited the zoo everyday until you left. I still walk past the location of your enclosure and picture you playing in the water there. We cried the day you left for the joy of the adventure you were about to embark on but also for ourselves because we would miss you so much.
I am glad you spent your final years enjoying the tranquility of the sanctuary with your Asian sisters.
We love you always and you will be missed.
Kim, Philadelphia, PA
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February 4, 2014
I always visited you at the zoo, Dulary, with much saddness, as I knew this was no way for you to live. I was so happy when you were sent to Tenn., to be the free spirit you were born to be. So happy that yoou got to live those years there and with friends, so sad it was not longer. RIP

sue, Boothwyn, Pa
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February 3, 2014
I am from the Philadelphia area and was so happy to hear that Dulary was going to your sanctuary and leaving our zoo. It was so wonderful to see how well she adjusted, how happy she seemed and it was just great that she was able to go swimming. She always did love the water. Thank you for giving her that time. She more than deserved it!
Andrea Steinberg, Maple Glen, PA
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February 1, 2014
Dear Sweet Dulary,
My eyes are full of tears as I write. I met you when I
briefly lived in Philadelphia. It was with great joy that I discovered that you had a new home in TN with friends and room to roam about and a place to swim. I watched you on
the cameras and you seemed content.
My husband said I was your doppleganger because he feels
lumps on my skull (not as big as yours though!) when he massages my head! So you see, you will never be forgotten by my husband either!
Sympathy to all your caretakers in Philadelphia and TN and to all your Elephant Sisters.
Be at Peace
Sue Kerekgyarto, Chicago, IL
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February 1, 2014
My beautiful Dulary, you are loved and missed so very much. I am deeply saddened by your passing. Xxxooo, Rest in peace sweet one.
Melissa R., Tucson, az
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February 1, 2014
Dulary's spirit left this earth for another destination. I'm sad for her elephant friends who will miss her until they are all together again. My condolences to the staff who loved and cared for her but will also have a joyful reunion some day.
Marcia Mueller, Spokane, Washington
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January 30, 2014
After reading on the passing of Dulary, I found myself in tears, but G-d knows best. Thank goodness that Misty has such caring friends to help guide her through this tough time.

Dulary, you are sorely missed, and your wonderful Caregivers mourn you, as do many outsiders such as myself. Spread your beautiful angel wings, and look down upon all who loved you.
Laura Mastroff Barry, Florida
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January 28, 2014
Thank you big girl for showing me the very large heart you possess. I will continue to contribute in your memory. You were proof of a gentle soul exists when you least expect it...
Jerry Thierheimer, Florida
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January 28, 2014
Thank you for making the last years of Dulary's life wonderful. As a Philadelphia native, I saw her many times when I was growing up, both as a child and later as a teen gift shop employee. I was thrilled when she left to experience the best life she could possibly have had.
Mary Ann, Collegeville, PA
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January 23, 2014
My heart aches for our loss of such a sweet and caring Dulary. I thank all of you for supporting her in her passing and alowing her friends to have time to mourn and visit her after her death. I am grateful for all the work this foundation does for our beautiful kindred spirits.
All is not loss in the memories of Dulary.
Elizabeth, Massachusetts
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January 21, 2014
Sweet Dulary, may your spirit always live in the others @ The Sanctuary...elephants and humans. Your story, as well as the others, has touched my heart and Bless all who contributed to your freedom and your lovely journey since. Peace.
Barrie Clark, Lexington, NC
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January 21, 2014
Dulary was born November 1st, 1963 and died December 23,2013 at the age of 50. This is the elephant who we love and care about. Dulary was loved and filled with a beautiful heart. Sweet sweet Dulary we adore you a lot and I wish you were right beside me!
Solimar, Milwaukee
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January 17, 2014
God Bless You Dulary.
I hope you are at peace, It is very sad and heartbreaking to see you go. I can only pray to God that you are happy. You have crossed to bridge to another dimension of existence, Dulary. Safe wishes, how I wish to be with you

Anonymous, Moorhead, MN
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January 16, 2014
Dear Dulary...I am so happy that your last years were spent in freedom, surrounded by friends.
Alex, North Carolina
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January 16, 2014
My heart was filled with shock and sadness to read of Dulary's passing. I am so glad for the time she was able to spend at your sanctuary. Thoughts are with all that will miss her so much (2 and 4 legged), especially Misty, whose bond with Dulary we can never comprehend. Rest in perfect peace sweet girl
lori conley, Montgomery, MA
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January 16, 2014
My heart was broken and I cried for an hour when I read about Dulary's passing. God Bless her always and prayers for Misty with the loss of her best friend. Very impressed with how Tarra and Shirly has rallied around her. Namaste sweet girl.
Lynne Russert, Jacksonivlle, FL
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January 16, 2014
You will be missed, sweet girl.
Michele Boyle, Windsor Locks, CT
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January 15, 2014
I will always remember Dulary swimming with her beloved Misty. They stayed in their pond almost all day just drifting and loving life. I wish ALL elephants could find sanctuary like this! Why are there not more elephants at this place! Someone, somewhere must put their heart before the money and do the right thing.
e.miky, north carolina
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January 15, 2014
Dulary was born November 1st, 1963 and died December 23rd, 2013 at the age of 50.

I hope you'll be happy where you are right now. I pray for you. We will miss you and I wish that you were still here.
Tyson, Wisconsin
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January 15, 2014
Dulary was born November 1st 1963 and died December 23rd, 2013 at the age of 50 years old. At Dulary's passing lots of people will miss her a lot. DULARY WE MISS YOU!

WE LOVE YOU A LOT DULARY AND WE HOPE AND PRAY FOR YOU!
Brianna, Wisconsin
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January 14, 2014
We visited you right when you were leaving the Philadelphia Zoo and signed posters wishing you well in your new home in Tennessee. We were sad you were leaving, but happy knowing you would be free and loved. We love you and miss you and wish strength to those who cared for you.


The Swankoski Family, Downingtown, PA
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January 12, 2014
The tears flow once again at the passing of yet another precious life that was so dear to our hearts. Especially her beloved companion Misty and friends at TES.
Heartfelt hugs and prayers to all that loved sweet Dulary.
Judy, Orange, CA
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January 12, 2014
Dear sweet girl. I remember your arrival at the sanctuary and how Tara help convince you all would be well once you left the trailer. I wish you peace and love in your journey to the place where all your sisters await you. God bless you and the amazing staff at the Elephant Sanctuary



Whitney, South Elgin, Il
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January 11, 2014
Go and be with the angels sweet Dulary. You will be missed terribly by the other elephants(especially Misty)and your caretakers. I love you also.
Pamela Kaczynski, Pittsburgh, PA
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January 11, 2014
I am saddened to hear the news of beautiful Dulary's passing. May her new life be forever peaceful like she deserves.
Thank you all at The Elephant Sanctuary for all the wonderful and hard work you do each and every day for God's amazing gift of the Elephant. Most amazing animal God put on this earth! Thank you.
Deanna Cameron, Michigan
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January 11, 2014
Dulary will be so missed and now I worry re Misty.
I still miss Tina! She was a huge part of my life and my late son Mark. Rest in Pesce Sweet Lady now you can visit with Tina and Bella.

Love,
Elaine Lauzon, BC Canada
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January 10, 2014
My heart is broken. How I love each and every Girl. I want to thank everyone at the Sanctuary for their dedication to these beautiful beings. Thank you for letting us all share in their lives. Dulary---you are dearly loved and sorely missed. Peace to you Sweet Girl.
Karyn, Syracuse NY
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January 10, 2014
So very sorry to hear of your passing, but I am so glad you lived out your last years in such a wonderful place..... I spent hours watching you every time we visited the zoo....rest in peace gentle giant!!!
Pattie, Philadelphia
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January 10, 2014
My heart was filled with such happiness when I heard you'd be going to TES!! Now my heart is heavy with sadness. I wish you could of had more time to enjoy your freedom and your lovey friend Misty.
Rose, Phila. Pa.
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January 10, 2014
Good, gentle Dulary, you were so very loved. You were loved enough by Philadelphia zoo to let you go to Tennessee. You were loved by your wonderful Sanctuary caregivers, whose hearts are now broken at losing you. But most of all, Dulary, you were loved by Misty, who will always love you and miss you until you are together again. Take care, sweetheart, and look down on Misty, who needs your comfort so much. May God hold you in his hands and give you peace.
Joan , CT
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January 9, 2014
R.I.P Dulary
you will be missed by me and certainly the other elephants
xXxXx
Dylan Arthur, cornwal UK
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January 8, 2014
I had not been to the Phila. Zoo for a long time when I heard that the elephants would be leaving. So I joined the zoo in 2006 (and have been a member ever since) and fortunatley got to see Dulary and her companions several time before they all left. I enjoyed following her adventures at the sanctuary and I am very happy that she could live the rest of her life at such a wonderful place. Thank you to all the keepers and workers there who do such good work. Dulary, rest in peace and sweet dreams.

Marje Ernst, Philadelphia, PA
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January 8, 2014
I "adopted" you for my boyfriend for Christmas and was taken by your sweet, gentle demeanor. I fell in love with you, and he and I talk about you and think about you, sweet angel. I wish we could have met you.
Melinda, New York, NY
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January 7, 2014
Ah sweet Dulary, so sad to hear of your passing. Thanks to all,human and animal, who loved and cared for her in the last years of her life.
Lori, Calgary, Alberta
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January 7, 2014
The video of Dulary's arrival at the sanctuary warmed my heart during cancer treatment in 2012. I have since become a supporter of the Elephant Sanctuary. When I received notice that she passed away, I couldn't hold back the tears. I hope that other elephants may eventually find sanctuary like she did. Rest in peace Dulary. I'm happy that you found ele-paradise here. To Suzanne Lacroix, who also wrote a tribute to Dulary - I'm thrilled to know that there is someone else in the Montreal area who is also interested in TES.
Judy, LaSalle, Quebec
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January 7, 2014
I live in New Jersey and visisted the Philadelphia Zoo every year to visit Dulary and her friends. I want to thank the Elephant Sanctuary for giving her such a wonderful life for the last couple of years. I watch the "Elecams" everyday and always looked forward to see Dulary and Misty swimming and dusting. The funniest part of all the days was watching Misty trying to nap in the sun and Dulary walking around her and stepping over her constantly. Dulary was always smiling! I will miss her terribly every day. May she rest in peace and keep smiling.
My best to Misty - I understand.

Joanne Pippitt, Riverside, NJ
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January 6, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of Dulary. She was always special to me. I followed her story from the time she arrived at the sanctuary. She expressed such a blessed spirit!
Deborah, Florida
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January 6, 2014
Thought you would have more years in peace, but it wasn't to be. Very sad for my Philly girl.
Karen, Philadelphia,Pa
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January 6, 2014
Oh, Dulary! I was so saddened by your passing. It was you, my sweet Dulary, that got me going on elephants. I learned that you were leaving the zoo and going to TES. I then learned about TES, and have been following elephants ever since. I learned so much about elephants thru these last few years. Thank you to the staff for caring for Dulary. Misty and I will always think of you. You will find peace at the Rainbow Bridge.
Namaste, Dulary!
Love, Liz
Liz N., Oshkosh, WI 54901
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January 6, 2014
Delightful Dulary,
With Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Love
we celebrate your Spirit in our Circles
Always
Blessed U B girl!

Anita, Maine
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January 5, 2014
SWEET BEAUTY~ I am overwhelmed with sadness tonight to hear of your passing. I had hoped for you to continue to improve and did not expect this news. . How quickly we can loose the beauty in our lives and in the world. I am at a loss for words. . only thinking how short of time we have to take care of what is important to us and how soon we can lose the chance. I had planned to "adopt" you, now I can not. I give as much as I can and still it seems not enough. SWEET DULARY FOREVER All the SACRED SOULS that are so precious~so dear~so loved & so missed. YOU ARE ONE of these....
Alex V. Racey, Keyser,West Virginia
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January 5, 2014
I am so saddened to hear of Dulary's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at the Sanctuary, especially her devoted caregivers. It is nice to see the other elephants spending time and offering comfort to dear Misty in the loss of her special friend....rest in peace dear Dulary'.
Susan, B. C., Canada
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January 5, 2014
Rest well dear Dulary. I have known you since 1964. You were a magnificent creature. So happy you found sanctuary in this wonderful place. You will be missed. Namaste.
JoAnne M O'Connor, Philadelphia, PA
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January 5, 2014
They say elephants never forget. I believe this to be so true. Dulary is with her mother and siblings now. Thank You so much for making her final years with her surrogate family. She will be waiting for them too. Misty, Shirley, Tarra, the dogs, and cats. But, she will be there to greet you angels. The humans. YOU made her world a better place.
Sharon, McKinleyville
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January 4, 2014
I was devastated to hear that we've lost Dulary. My heart goes out to Misty, all of the other girls from the Asian barn, and the caretakers as well as her on-line followers.

I first met Dulary when she and I were both small, in the Children's Zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo. The Children's Zoo was, more or less, a petting zoo and there was no ban on feeding the animals. It is sad to look back on the conditions she lived in...a small yard with a "keeper" as her only companion...but seeing her, petting her, feeding her were the most exciting moments of my young life. (She had that sweet tooth even back then...gumdrops, marshmallows, and apples.)

As she grew, she joined Petal and Peggy in the Pachyderm House. Young Katunga soon joined and seemed to make the family complete. On our visits, we continued to interact with her and her "sisters" (primarily through tossing treats into their open mouths, trunks raised).

Things changed at the Zoo (no feeding - wise choice) and within me (I began to understand how horrible zoo life is for the animals). But my interaction with her taught me what smart, gentle, and playful creatures elephants are. Given a choice and knowing what I do now, I would not have asked her to make that sacrifice. However, I thank her for what she did teach me.

Thank you to the Elephant Sanctuary for making her last years happy and comfortable and as close to what all elephants - all animals - deserve as we humans can manage in an "unnatural" environment.

Dulary was a beautiful, amazing creature. I will miss her.
Yvonne Kita, Riverton, NJ
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January 4, 2014
So very saddened to read about Dulary passing.I wish I could have seen her in person.I think having this Elephant Sanctuary is the best way the older elephants can still have a peaceful place to live out the rest of their lives.I just love ELEPHANTS and am glad I was able to have adopted DULARY for the short time that I did,she was special to me.I thank all of you who care for the elephants at the sanctuary,for that is a job I would love to have.Sweet dreams DULARY,my elephant.
heidi cope, mass.
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January 3, 2014
I'll see you in Heaven, Dulary. Love you so much. We are with you in spirit.
Marty Moore Sosa, Boise, Idaho
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January 3, 2014
Rest now sweet Dulary.

Julia , Calgary
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January 3, 2014
RIP Dulary,

I met you in Phili. when my daughter was a smaill child and I was ignorant and visited zoo's.

I am happy you were able to pass with your close friends near.
Rose Simonds, Clearwater, FL
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January 3, 2014
Dulary and Misty; Misty and Dulary; these were my first ele loves. Always together; always ready for a dip in the pond, swimming freely and with great fun.

Dearest heart, Dulary,
They took you from your family when you were just a mite and took you to a place that was far too cold for you, and far too small for you. You made the best of it, but it was not the life you were born to live.

What a blessing of freedom the Ele Sanctuary was for you these past seven years of your longer fifty years. How we all loved you and appreciated you! With your ele sister, Misty, at your side, you explored some of the freedoms that you were born for; rolling in the mud; walking the paths; sliding into the pond; swimming! Always swimming!
You were my first ele love. This is how I will remember you; this is how I love you. Swim free dear one. Swim Free.
Sky Ann
Redwood City, CA


Sky Ann , Redwood City, A
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January 3, 2014
Dulary has been my favorite girl since she arrived and I'm really gonna miss her! Rest In Peace sweet girl...
Pam, Jacksonville, FL
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January 2, 2014
RIP Dulary.
Catherine, Charlotte, NC
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January 2, 2014
It is with a sad heart that I make this post in regard to the passing of Dulary. What a beautiful girl she was and I feel some solace in the fact that she lived her last years at the Sanctuary. She deserved to have a happy life with kindness and love. Let all of us who love these wonderful animals strive to protect all those elephants who are not as fortunate in the name of Dulary and all the girls who continue to live at the Sanctuary. God Bless Dulary and God Bless those of you at the Sanctuary who love and care for them. Thank you all.
Sherry, Virginia
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January 2, 2014
Rest in peace Dulary, my eyes are filled with tears as I read of your passing. I hope your dear friend Misty will be okay.
diana, lafayette
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January 2, 2014
Only today did I learn of the Sanctuary's loss of Dulary and it saddens me deeply that another lovely lady has left. Thank you Sanctuary for the love and tender care you provided Dulary and still provide to all the elephants who are fortunate to be living at the Sanctuary. Peace, Dulary.
Suzanne Lacroix, St-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
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January 2, 2014
So sad to hear of Dulary's passing. What a sweet girl! I am so happy she got to enjoy several years at sanctuary. She deserved it for sure! Rest in peace sweet girl.
Janet Slates, Toledo, Ohio
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January 2, 2014
Rest in peace dear girl...
T.M., Savage, MN
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January 1, 2014
It is a great joy to watch these truly magnificent animals in their daily life. RIP Dulary.... you gave so much happiness to this world! Peace to all who took care of her. You to are a gift!
Cheryl W , Central Wisconsin
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January 1, 2014
Rest in peace sweet girl. I was so heartbroken to hear that Dulary passed. My heart breaks for Misty and all the other girls. You will be missed. Thank you all for taking such wonderful care of Dulary and making the last years of her life heaven on earth.
Bonny, Danvers, MA
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January 1, 2014
I was so shocked and sad to hear of Dulary's passing. My husband and I loved to watch her and Misty swimming together, and Dulary's keeping watch over Misty when she took naps. I grieve for Misty and hope she finds comfort from the other elephants; this will be very hard for her. Rest in peace, Dulary, you were a good friend and companion.
Alice Nelson, St. Louis, Missouri
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December 31, 2013
Sweet Dulary,
I am speechless at your loss. But now you are pain free running the heavens with your family that passed before you.
I'm so happy that you were able to enjoy Sanctuary, although too short. You will never be forgotten Dulary!
Juanita E., Michigan
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December 31, 2013
Sweet Dulary,

My heart broke when I read that you had passed away. My first thought was of Misty, who loved you so. I always enjoyed watching the videos of the two of you doing everything together....in sync as though you were one. I know she is grieving; but again, as she did with Tarra, Shirley has kept close to her. In time she will heal, but will never forget you.
I am so glad that your last years were spent at the sanctuary, where you were free to live as an elephant should.
God bless the caregivers who took care of you...I know they are grieving also.
Anne Nelson, Miami, florida
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December 31, 2013
I am so sad to hear that dearest Dulary has passed. But now she is completely free in Heaven. For the last six years, she has also known Heaven on Earth. Thank you to all the staff who have given her tender loving care. I pray for Misty and the rest of the Asian herd in getting used to not seeing Dulary anymore. But I know she will come back, perhaps on the mist of night, for visits to her friends.
Nancy Farnam, Edmonds, WA
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December 31, 2013
Rest in the tender hands of God your creator Dulary!
CB, TN
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December 31, 2013
Dear beautiful, sweet Dulary.
Rest in peace.God bless you, because you have made Misty so happy in the past.Misty loved you so dearly, and she still does because you will always be in her heart.She misses you so much.I think everyone at the santuary should be sad about your passing, but thankful for the gift of having known you and being part of your life at The Elephant Sanctuary. Bless Misty and all the other elephants you spent time with for all the wonderful moments you had with them in the past and bless the caregivers for the care and love they gave to you. You will always be remembered by Misty and the other elephants you spent time with,and the caregivers because they all love you.

Rest in peace wonderful girl.
Sree Namboothiri, Lexington, KY
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December 31, 2013
Rest in peace sweet, sweet, Dulary. Misty misses you very much,after all,she loved you so dearly. Bless Misty and all the other elephants you spent time with for all the wonderful moments you had with them. Everyone who loves you misses you, sweet Dulary.

Rest in peace,
Sree Namboothiri, Lexington, KY
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December 30, 2013
Thank you, dear Caregivers, who were so devoted to her.

Find peace, sweet Misty, you who loved Dulary so very much.

We all have been enriched by this life who found Sanctuary among her kind. May she rest gently and may all of us find inspiration from her life.
Carolyn, Brentwood, TN
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December 30, 2013
Rest sweet Dulary
SR, Vancouver
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