Ever wonder where old elephants go after the zoos or circuses don't want them any longer, when they are to old for tricks and being on display or just aren't being entertaining enough for the people who own them? Where elephants who have been abused almost their entire life and who haven't seen another elephant since they were taken from their homes when they were small go?
Some go to The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN. It's a true sanctuary and is not open to the public for any visits. The entire place is set up to try to be as close as possible to natural habitats and the elephants are well taken care of with little human interaction, they do not need to entertain or worry about anything except acting like elephants and being happy and healthy.
You can view youtube videos of the elephants taken from the Ele-Cams that are placed throughout the sanctuary. You can also sign up for notifications when the elephants are out and about and get to watch them live as they go about their daily lives. They all have heartbreaking life stories, some are just truly amazing that they are still alive and well.
Shirley and Tarra can be highly entertaining.
If you are interested in elephants or just animals in general, I recommend checking the site and the cams out! Even better - help the elephants and the sanctuary out and feed an elephant for a day!