Press/Media Contact

The Sanctuary has a purity of message many organizations would envy. Here, in this secluded part of the southeastern United States, far from the wilderness homes they were stolen from decades ago, live elephants. Here they at last find security, tranquility and peace. Here, they can start to heal. At The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee wondrous scenes are witnessed every day by the staff devoted to our Girls’ care. And yet without the media none of those stories would emerge.

The Sanctuary will never, ever allow disruption to our elephants’ lives in ways that harm or frighten them—that much is non-negotiable and set in stone. But in our experience, the media folks who have come to us have never had the slightest wish to interfere, merely to observe in wonder the great elephants whose lives they have the honor of sharing with the world.

Immediate Interview — On Deadline

If you are on deadline and have a request for an immediate interview or expert statement, please contact and be prepared to provide the Media Request Information below.

Story Requests

For media requests with a long term deadline, such as feature stories, documentaries or book research, please fill out the following form. A Sanctuary staff member will get back with you as soon as possible.


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