Majestic African Elephants
Thankfully, today is “Good News Sunday” and this story, is one that should bring great pride and pleasure to
all Floridians who love animals.
One of the most majestic, emotion evoking animals to ever inhabit this Earth, has had to do its best to survive, in
spite of the onslaught of evil directed toward it, so with all of the tragedies be falling African Elephants, wouldn’t
you cheer to hear a truly inspirational story about them?
Here in Florida we are so fortunate to be the proud possessor of a new, long overdue home, for Elephants to go to
live and be free from harm, in a safe, natural, familiar environment.
The only sad part, is that this amazing new facility will not be open to the public.
It will however, allow those who study and care for Elephants elsewhere to, come and observe and learn, but there
will be no public interaction with them.
Considering what treatment they have received from Humans, can we really object to this?
The new National Elephant Center or as one story refers to it, “Pachyderm Playground,” is in
Fellsmere, Florida and sits on 225 acres of mostly orange groves, which have already been giving immense pleasure
to some of its newest residents.
The Sanctuary will be a unique retirement and/or breeding home for African and perhaps Asian Elephants as well,
and none of them will ever be bought or sold.
New Guests will be arriving from time to time and be accepted into the hopefully, expanding family.
The facility is now and will most likely forever, be completely dependent on donations, you can learn more about
how to help and what they do here: Elephant Sanctuary
An additional story is here: Sanctuary Offer New Homes To Elephants
This story is also about the Sanctuary, but please be fore-warned there are included in it, some very sad statistics:
The National Elephant Center
Elephants are truly remarkable creatures. How could anyone harm one?
Indeed Russell, how?
We have an elephant sanctuary here in Tennessee, as well, and it is also a no-visit sanctuary. I would love to see them. What is the reasoning for the no-visit rule? Is it to protect the elephants from human contact?
Thank you for your remarks.
Not sure for the reason.
Whatever it is, at least we can hope that this way, no Humans can harm them.
I looked up the policy on the Tennessee Sanctuary and their reason is that they do not want the elephants put on exhibit. Makes sense! Here is the link to the TN sanctuary: http://www.elephants.com/visitPolicy.php
They are majestic!!
Great link. I agree with their policy decision.
Thank you for sharing this.
It is so good to know that there are more than one of these Sanctuaries.
The more there are, the better.
I agree! When I read the reasoning it made sense. Even though I’d love to see them I understand why it’s better not to. Thanks for all you do!
I love to read your “Good News Sunday” stories. This is very positive news indeed.
Thank you, you are so thoughtful.
After the terrible stories that are such a necessary evil, Sunday is a truly welcome day.
Only so much bad can/should be absorbed.
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Adam you are so sweet and kind. Thank you~
I always love reading your posts 🙂
Thank you again and again~
Wonderful and happy post.! Thank you…I have always had a great love for elephants and was fortunate to see them up close and personal when my husband and I went to South Africa. It was an unforgettable experience to see them in the wild.
I also would like to mention the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, where anyone can “adopt” an elephant. They do wonderful work as well.
Thank you so much for the kind words.
The link that you included is awesome, amazing and wonderful.
Highly recommend it to all who love and treasure Elephants!
Thank you for sharing this good news. It makes a change to hear something positive. it is wonderful that at least some elephants have a sanctuary from the onslaught of poaching, a serious threat to their survival, and exploitation. it is so refreshing to learn of people who care for animals rather than exploit them. How anyone can harm these animals, any animal is beyond my comprehension, but at least these elephants will be safe.
The Human heart can only endure just so much pain and
“Good News” Sunday is meant to protect all of our hearts!
No being, animal or Human, should ever have to endure the terror, the torture,
that Elephants and many others do at the hands of those without souls!
Thank you so much for your beautiful thoughts, they are always, so welcome here~