Watoto

Story by Deb I was a brand new Docent for a zoo in Seattle. The program for Docents in those days was quite extensive and required a 6 week commitment. This class was fantastic as it truly was a mini-zoology course complete with Keepers giving talks weekly about their particular…...

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The Magnificent Four of Imire

Story by Barbara  My story – and love – of elephants started many, many years ago as, being privileged enough to live in and have visited some wild places in Africa, I have often been exposed to them in the wild, but never in a captive environment. Unbeknown to me,…...

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Tribute to Lottie

Story by Angela I have been blessed to share the lives of many elephants so far, and more to come. The first elephant I “met” at TES was Liz, but this story is about one of her sisters, sweet Lottie. Although I adored every single one of the Girls, somehow…...

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Mannar

Story by Jade One of 9 elephants who is now part of an Elephant conservation project in the north of Chiang Mai. A very strong personality this one, who likes to wind up her mahout! Previously worked in the tourism industry in Thailand, living a cruel life in captivity. Its…...

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Tribute to Limba

Story by Ietje This is about Limba, a wild-caught female Asian elephant. Limba cannot be saved anymore, but because of her I will help save the next elephant. This 50-year old elephant of Bowmanville Zoo, Canada, was euthanised by her owners in December 2013. She was worn out and had…...

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Shirley

Story by Barbara When I saw Shirley’s story told, when she was reunited with Jenny after many years of separation, I knew at that moment that my life had changed forever.  The remarkable reunion of these two old friends opened my heart and mind to the tender and caring nature…...

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