The Beginning of Discovering Elephant Sanctuary

20 years ago on March 3, 1995 one very lucky elephant stepped foot onto the first expansive natural habitat elephant sanctuary. It was a day that started a transformation that no one could have anticipated. ...

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These are Truly Elephant DaZe

Story by Phyllis Two years ago I was invited to create a life-sized baby elephant art sculpture for an art show. I knew a lot about art, but I didn’t know anything about elephants (not even that Asian and African elephants were distinct). I’m a quick study. I became so…...

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Changing Times for Elephants

We’ve said it before, our society has opened its eyes to the truth of who elephants are and the damage that we have caused them for our own entertainment. Now we’re watching this growing trend accelerate....

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Our Wild World interview with Scott Blais

“Our Wild World” interview with Scott Blais discussing the impact of captivity on elephants and the life altering changes that take place once at sanctuary....

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Chendra at the Oregon Zoo

Story by anonymous- I worry about each one of the elephants at the Oregon Zoo, and I generally worry about them in this order: First Chendra (she was taken from the wild in Asia); Then Rose-Tu (she was beaten so severely by a zookeeper that it changed Oregon state law regarding…...

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Continued Sanctuary Land Search

From the beginning we said that we would keep you informed of the highs and the lows of sanctuary development, but recently we’ve been a little quite, mostly because we have been in a constant state of flux....

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