From: News Channel 2
Elephant Sanctuary in TN celebrates 25 years, home to third oldest elephant in North America
HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee opened in 1995 in Hohenwald on 110 acres by Carol Buckley and Scott Blais.
Since opening, the sanctuary has grown to three separate and protected, natural habitats, spanning over more than 2,700 acres. It has also provided a home to 28 elephants, all retired from zoos and circuses.
Joy Owens is the Education Manager of the sanctuary. She said this is truly a space for the elephants to relax.
“We are not open to the public. So all of these elephants had a very long life performing in the public or being on display. At the sanctuary, they really just get to be elephants, get to explore that habitat and do elephant things. They really just get to live out the rest of their lives receiving just incredible care from our care staff and our vet team.”