The very core nature of elephants is that they are highly social beings. Most, even those that lived alone for decades, adapt seamlessly to a social environment. Sanctuary, while complex due to the intricacies of the species and trauma of captivity, is fundamentally simple. It provides the protection, space and autonomy that allows elephants to be elephants. Some elephants may need a little space and time before fully integrating with others; the facility design permits this while our expert caretakers employ techniques to help elephants fully adjust to their new life.