Welcome Center January Events
2012-01-13

The Elephant Sanctuary is pleased to announce the Welcome Center in downtown Hohenwald will present a multi-media presentation and informal discussion about Elephant Nutrition during the month of January.

The staff and volunteers at the Welcome Center invite the public to stop by to learn more about our resident elephants through videos and slide presentations given by Sanctuary Staff. A photo exhibit featuring the Sanctuary residents is currently on display. While at the Welcome Center, visitors may also enjoy live streaming video of The Sanctuary's three habitats through our Elecam system.

The Welcome Center will provide opportunities for the public to meet some of The Sanctuary's staff at the following informal Saturday program:

  • Saturday, January 21, at 1 p.m by Caregiver-Education Carol Durham.

The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center (27 East Main Street, Hohenwald, TN 38462), is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and every third Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; other times are available by appointment. For more information, please call Lorenda Rochelle at 931-796-6500 ext. 105.

Learn about some of the Sanctuary elephant’s favorite foods and some of the unique ways they like to consume them! How much does the largest land mammal consume each day? Can an elephant eat a tree? Can an elephant peel an orange? How much water can an elephant  hold in its trunk? How large is an elephant tooth and how many teeth do they have? Find the answers to these questions and much more as you learn about the eating habits of elephants.


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