From: Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
The Elephant Sanctuary: Trumpeting to 25 years!
We would like to extend our congratulations to GFAS Accredited, The Elephant Sanctuary (TES) as they celebrate their 25th anniversary! Thank you for your long-standing commitment to elephants in need.
TES provides captive elephants with excellent individualized care, elephant companions, and the opportunity to live out their lives on their terms. The Sanctuary is home to 11 elephants retired from zoos and circuses, many of whom suffer long-term health and behavioral issues. TES has a team of veterinarians and caregivers who provide expert care by using positive reinforcement and protected contact to safely serve the needs of each elephant.
In addition to outstanding animal care, community outreach and partnership building are core values for TES. Earlier this year, the Sanctuary donated surplus fruits and vegetables to their local food bank and also partnered with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency on a conservation study on Sanctuary grounds to better understand some of Tennessee’s most rare native species. The Sanctuary is not open to visitors, but their community outreach center in the town of Hohenwald, helps to educate the public of the complex needs of captive elephants and the crisis facing elephants in the wild.
Take a look for yourself! Anyone can go online and observe the elephants traversing their vast habitats through the Elecam: https://www.elephants.com/#elecam