While The Elephant Sanctuary is not open to the public, education about the complex needs of elephants in captivity and the crisis facing elephants in the wild is an important part of The Sanctuary’s mission.

The Elephant Sanctuary’s Elephant Discovery Center in Hohenwald, TN offers in-person opportunities to meet staff and participate in special elephant-focused programming. Please Note: There are no elephants at the Elephant Discovery Center.

To see the elephants in their habitats, we invite you to watch our live-streaming EleCams.

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Please explore our website to learn more about The Sanctuary, the elephant crisis, and how you can lend your voice.

Visit our

  • FAQ page for answers to our most frequently asked questions
  • About Us page for information about The Sanctuary's history, mission, and values
  • Careers page to learn more about current job openings
  • About Elephants page if you are a student needing information about elephants in the wild
  • Volunteer page if you're interested in volunteering at The Sanctuary

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Lend your voice to the crisis facing elephants, consider sharing the following posts with your friends online:

Sample Tweet/Facebook Post: #DidYouKnow Elephants are a keystone species, creating and maintaining the ecosystems in which they live. Learn more at

Sample Tweet/Facebook Post: Help protect #elephants from #poaching #ivory #extinction. Lend your voice. Do not buy or trade ivory products. Visit

Sample Tweet/Facebook Post: Wondering what you can do to save #elephant habitats? Purchase fair-trade, shade-grown #coffee. Learn more at

Sample Tweet/Facebook Post: Traditionally grown #coffee crops contribute to the decline in elephant habitats. Buy shade-grown coffee! #purchasingpower

Sample Tweet/Facebook Post: Stay up-to-date on the complex needs of elephants in captivity & the crisis facing those in the wild. Visit 

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