campaigns and events

April: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April officially marks Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! In our careers working with captive elephants, we have unfortunately seen things we can never erase. We respect and honor what the elephants here at sanctuary have survived and watch them heal and thrive in spite of any abuse or neglect…...

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Dedication: The Bob Barker Center for Asian Elephant Care

Beginning in 2016, as we were making arrangements for the first phases of the female Asian habitat – preparing for the arrival of Maia and Guida – and making the initial land payments, we received a generous gift from the DJ&T Foundation, founded by Bob Barker. The foundation was one…...

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Emergency Bridge Fund Request

To our sanctuary heroes: we have a fairly urgent need that we hope you can help us address. You always come through when we ask, so there’s no doubt that you’ll understand how necessary it is to take care of this current issue as soon as possible.  There is a…...

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The Girls Enjoy Your Valentine’s Day Treats!

On Valentine’s Day, you sent donations to each of the elephants as “valentines” in the form of fruit. We made sure to label each piece and made sure that all of the girls were given delicious veggies, fruits (they all got custom watermelons) – a buffet of their favorite treats. …...

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World Wildlife Day 2022

Today, March 3, is World Wildlife Day, sponsored and founded by the United Nations General Assembly, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, the theme for WWD is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.” It is estimated that over a million species around…...

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A Valentine’s Day Fundraiser and a Gift For You!

It’s Valentine’s Day: the time of year when you want to express your love and appreciation for those who have touched your heart. As a way to allow people to do that for the girls and treat them at the same time, we will be giving them extra-special snacks. You…...

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