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Elephant Sanctuary Gives Public A Closer Look

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Nestled on a secluded tract in the wooded hills of rural Tennessee is a sight that would likely startle an outsider, if outsiders were permitted to see it: the nation's largest sanctuary for old, sick and rescued elephants.


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Jen B (45)
Sunday January 30, 2011, 9:49 pm
Thanks for posting this article and video!

Cindy C (125)
Monday January 31, 2011, 9:50 am

Nancy sands (448)
Monday January 31, 2011, 3:27 pm
I would love to see them!

Mary T (178)
Monday January 31, 2011, 6:10 pm
Thanks Yrna for sharing this article.

Shirley S (187)
Monday January 31, 2011, 6:44 pm
A lovely place.

Jeannette A (137)
Monday January 31, 2011, 8:38 pm
The only way humans can truly care for any animal is if we understand them and their needs. Would it not be wonderful to raise a whole generation of children who not only relate to and care for animals but seek out ways to protect them and their environment?

Eva O (60)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 4:07 am
Thank you for sharing, Yrna. Also: I could not agree more with Jeannette. But why start with the next generation? Why not try and make this one care as well? ;)

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:28 am
Blessings to those people who provided this place for the elephants. I would love to see it too.

Maria p (151)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 7:49 am
Thanks for sharing this, I actually have been there. There is a back gate you can drive to and sometimes see the elephants. I actually had an old boss I went to visit in Tenn that showed me were it was, just minutes from a place she owned.

Marilyn M (145)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 1:35 pm
Noted. Thank you, Yrna.

Constance F (418)
Tuesday February 1, 2011, 5:42 pm
Noted. Great post. I am happy to know this.

Kay F (550)
Wednesday February 2, 2011, 10:20 am
Thanks for sharing, Yrna!!

José Ovidio Pérez Morel (50)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 3:28 pm
Noted and shared...............

Susan S (187)
Thursday February 3, 2011, 4:52 pm
I have two concerns. First, is there a sanctuary for male elephants as well as this one for females? (as it is said that herds of male and female elephants travel apart?). Second, will the elephants be protected from intrusiveness invasiveness and research or experimentation that is not in their best interests. Everyone has visions of interns from medical schools bombarding them when they are captive in a hospital and I frankly have fears that this may turn into a similar type of environment for the elephants. So far they have lived in peace, and animal welfare and animal rights advocates have to really protect them from 'benevolent harm'. Thanks for posting this.

Stelizan L (258)
Tuesday February 8, 2011, 11:01 am
The 'benevolent harm' from humans can put them much more at risk than anything else in the wild! This is the way to go with circus animals as well - firstly stop new animals entering the circus scenario and secondly create and SUPPORT places like this where they can hopefully live out their lives in relative peace.

Trequl M (170)
Wednesday February 9, 2011, 9:04 am
Noted with thanks.
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