February 18, 2014
Tarra turns 40!
Tarra, our "founding elephant" and the inspiration for The Sanctuary, had a big birthday last week! We recognize Tarra's birthday on Feb. 14th, and she received some special edible Valentine-themed birthday treates to celebrate.
After she was through with the banner, Tarra made her way over to the plateau, where more presents awaited.
The next day (Saturday), a birthday party was held in Tarra's honor at the Welcome Center, including a presentation about Tarra's life at The Sanctuary.
Every day in Sanctuary is a cause for celebration...but Tarra turning 40 certainly deserved some special attention. Happy Birthday, Tarra!
Another Reason to Celebrate
Wednesday, Feb. 19th is the 10-year anniversary of Tange's arrival at The Sanctuary. Tange and her "sister," Zula, were the first African elephants to join The Sanctuary herd. Flora joined the pair at The Sanctuary a month later. Sadly, Zula passed away in 2009. This winter, Tange and Flora have spent a lot of time together, both inside the heated barn and outside in the habitat when the weather suits them. Their winter walks are all captured via EleCam to share with their adoring public. Enjoy!