On Saturday, November 8, 2008, an emaciated Asian male elephant named Ned was confiscated from a circus trainer by the USDA for failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act and was placed by USDA authority with The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. On Sunday, November 9th, at about 12:30 pm, Ned arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary.
Ned received many messages of healing and love after his arrival at The Elephant Sanctuary. In December 2008 we wished Ned a special Happy New Year.
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Accredited by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries
Licensed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA)