Visit The Elephant Sanctuary's Welcome Center
All of our Girls are retired from zoos and circuses where they lived their lives on exhibit to the public. To ensure minimal intrusion on the sanctity of their Sanctuary, the elephant habitat is not open to the public. The Elephant Sanctuary is, however, dedicated to educating the public about these amazing animals in our care.
The staff and volunteers at the Welcome Center invite the public to stop by located 4 miles from the elephant habitat on Main Street in Hohenwald. The Welcome Center features:
While at the Welcome Center, visitors may also access our network of 13 cameras (Elecam System) which are strategically placed throughout all three habitats, and enjoy live streaming video of the Girls in their natural environment without intruding on their Sanctuary. The staff and volunteers welcome everyone to visit and learn about our Girls and their lives in Sanctuary.
WELCOME CENTER SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
*Please note the Welcome Center will be closed on the following dates for staff training:
On the third Saturday of each month, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcome Center is open to the public and will host a presentation from Sanctuary staff at 2:30. Visitors will also have a chance to visit our Gift Shop, watch live streaming video of our Elephants, and visit with Sanctuary Staff.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
These days, Sissy is one of the thirteen elephants that call Hohenwald home. But way back in 1981, Sissy was a resident of the Frank Buck Zoo in Gainesville, TX. That year, the Trinity River swelled past its banks and flooded much of the town, including the zoo. The townspeople and zoo staff mobilized to rescue the animals but Sissy was presumed lost.
Sissy arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary fourteen years ago this month. Join Sanctuary staff at our Welcome Center at 27 E. Main Street in downtown Hohenwald at 2:30 on Saturday, January 18th to learn how Sissy came to be a Texas elephant, how she escaped the flood of ’81 and how she came to reside in Tennessee.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
February 14th is not only Valentines Day, it is the birthday of The Sanctuary’s Founding elephant—Tarra. Tarra’s story now stretches forty years, from Burma to Tennessee. Tarra at forty is the same ol’ Tarra, the smoky-eyed social butterfly willing to help herself to her Sanctuary sisters’ hay.
Join us as we take a look at Tarra at forty and share some highlights from her recent past.