The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, is the country's biggest regular natural surroundings shelter created particularly to address the needs of jeopardized elephants. It is a non-benefit association, authorized by the U.s. Branch of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and licensed by the Association of Sanctuaries, composed particularly for old, debilitated or destitute elephants who have been resigned from zoos and carnivals. Using more than 2700 sections of land, it gives three different and secured, regular environment situations for Asian and African elephants. Our inhabitants are not needed to perform or amuse for general society; rather, they are urged to live like elephants.
Advancement of The Elephant Sanctuary's offices started in March 1995. Stage I incorporates a warmed outbuilding, a 200-section of land steel pipe and link elephant corral, and a 222-section of land edge "individuals" wall.
Stage II was finished December 1999, including a 6-stall, 9000 square foot, condition of-the-craftsmanship elephant outbuilding to the office.
Land extension started Oct 2001 with the obtaining of a bundle of wild referred to generally as the Highland Lake Land—a 700-section of land package of area with a 25-section of land lake.
July 2003 denoted the last land obtaining which constitutes our extension. This 1840–acre bundle of wild was possessed by International Paper organization before getting to be Elephant Country.
This 1840-sections of land package of area was obtained from International Paper Company so as to give more space to our elephants. Preceding the deal about a large portion of the area was obvious. Our arrangement is to recuperate the area from the attacks of this movement by making seeded pastures in a few zones and permitting different segments to recover the indigenous timberland.
Look carefully and you will see the 25-section of land spring encouraged lake in the upper left divide of the photographs. The extent that the eye can see—Asian Elephant Country.
The African Elephant Habitat was finished January 2004. This 300-section of land office with its grant winning elephant house is a showcase for imaginative sunlight based utilization.
Remodel of the Phase I animal dwellingplace was finished Nov 2004, making a Quarantine Facility for wiped out elephants.
In September 2005, we finished development of our new Asian elephant