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Rosie, left, and Sukari are together again at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, along with Hadari, who arrived in the sanctuary in September

Sanctuary welcomes elephants from the Nashville Zoo

2015-11-13 - Hohenwald, United States.

The Nashville Zoo has sent all three of the its female African elephants to The Elephant Sanctuary in Lewis County.After successful transports last week, Sukari, 31 years old, and Rosie, 44, have joined their zoo mate, Hadari, in the Sanctuary. Hadari, a 33-year-old African elephant, arrived at The Sanctuary from the Zoo in late September.


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Nashville Zoo’s elephants relocated to sanctuary

2015-11-09 - Hohenwald, United States.

All three of the Nashville Zoos African Elephants have been relocated to a Tennessee sanctuary. It was decided in September that Rosie, 44, and 33-year-old Hadari would be moved to The Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in Hohenwald. It was recently decided that 31-year-old Sukari would also join the other two elephants.


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee: Lead Caregiver

2013-10-28 - Hohenwald, United States.

The Lead Caregiver position is a working, front-line supervisory position. This position implements policies and procedures established by The Elephant Sanctuary with direction from the Director of Husbandry. Provides and supervises daily care of elephants utilizing positive reinforcement to manage elephant behaviors.


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee: Lead Caregiver

2013-10-28 - Hohenwald, United States.

The Lead Caregiver position is a working, front-line supervisory position. This position implements policies and procedures established by The Elephant Sanctuary with direction from the Director of Husbandry. Provides and supervises daily care of elephants utilizing positive reinforcement to manage elephant behaviors.


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USDA Inspection critic against The Elephant Sanctuary

2013-02-23 - Hohenwald, United States.

An inspection held in late January identified concerns by the USDA in the areas of The Sanctuary’s staffing, training and our health care delivery, which resulted in 2 citations by the USDA. Due to lack of sufficient number of trained employees, several elephants are not yet trained in procedures
necessary for completion of routine husbandry tasks such as routine foot care, entering chute or allowing blood collection. (USDA 1/31/13 Inspection
Report)


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The Elephant Sanctuary

2011-10-04 - Hohenwald, United States.

Provides day-to-day care for elephants and endorses, practices and promotes the Protected Contact system of elephant management supervised by the Lead Caregiver.


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Elephant-to-Human Transmission of Tuberculosis, 2009.

2011-03-13 - Hohenwald, United States. Murphree R, Warkentin JV, Dunn JR, Schaffner W, Jones TF.

In 2009, the Tennessee Department of Health received reports of 5 tuberculin skin test (TST) conversions among employees of an elephant refuge and isolation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from a resident elephant. To determine the extent of the outbreak and identify risk factors for TST conversion, we conducted a cohort study and onsite assessment. Risk for conversion was increased for elephant caregivers and administrative employees working in the barn housing the M. tuberculosis-infected elepha...


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Elephant Liz tied to 2009 TB outbreak at the elephant sanctuary in Tennessee

2011-03-13 - Hohenwald, United States.

A tuberculosis outbreak among workers at a Tennessee elephant sanctuary in 2009 is being blamed on one of the pachyderms, even though some of the employees didn´t have close contact with the animal. TB spread to eight employees, though three of them didn´t work directly with the elephant. The eight employees tested positive on a skin test and received treatment,


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Elephant Sanctuary looks past suit, moves ahead

2011-03-07 - Hohenwald, United States.

The sanctuary has fired back with a counterclaim that Buckley created a hostile working environment, with mistreatment of workers. It also alleges that she failed to implement infection control measures, which the sanctuary and regulators agreed to, that preceded several elephant caregivers´ testing positive for tuberculosis.


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Carol Buckley pets Frieda, an Asian elephant, at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald in this 2007 photo.

Co-founder Carol Buckley sues The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald

2010-10-08 - Hohenwald, United States.

A co-founder of a renowned habitat for sick and endangered elephants claims she was forced out and is suing the safe haven and two of its Nashville board members. Carol Buckley, a founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, is suing for retaliatory termination, breach of contract and visitation rights for her elephant, Tarra, among other things. Buckley also claims she had her name and art used without her permission, according to a Davidson County Chancery Court lawsuit. She is suing the sa...


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Robert Atkinson, Head of Wildlife for the United Kingdom

The Elephant Sanctuary in TN getting new CEO. Robert Atkinson to join Hohenwald center

2010-09-07 - Hohenwald, United States.

Robert Atkinson, Head of Wildlife for the United Kingdom´s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was has been named CEO of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald. It’s the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered Asian and African elephants, the group says.


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Hohenwald Lead African Elephant Keeper Salary, TN

2010-04-05 - Hohenwald, United States.

A total of 2 real lead african elephant keeper salary data found within 25 miles of Hohenwald, TN. Salary Average: $23,700, Salary Range: $22,400-$25,000


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Carol Buckley

Elephant Sanctuary Ousts Co-Founder Carol Buckley

2010-03-24 - Hohenwald, United States.

The co-founder of the internationally-known elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald is off the job. Carol Buckley said the Board of Directors has fired her. "This was unbelievable and shocking. I had no idea. I was broadsided," said Buckley. Buckley co-founded the elephant sanctuary 15 years ago.


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Announces Search for New CEO

2010-03-17 - Hohenwald, United States. John Van Mol

The board of directors of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announced today it is beginning an international search for a CEO of the organization, as co-founder and former Executive Director and CEO Carol Buckley is leaving the Sanctuary. The pioneering work done by Carol Buckley in co-founding The Elephant Sanctuary with Scott Blais and the two of them nurturing it over the past 15 years are sincerely appreciated by all who care about the work of protecting elephants,” said William Schaffne...


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Ned, 21 Year-Old Captive Born Male Elephant Dies from Long Term Illness

2009-05-17 - Hohenwald, United States.

On May 15, at 3:42 am CT, Ned, the second elephant ever confiscated by the United States Department of Agriculture, died peacefully in the company of his caregivers at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Ned was born into the captive breeding program at Busch Gardens, and at age two, sold to a circus trainer and performed with the Big Apple Circus until 2000. Later, Ned was traded to another circus trainer who hired him out to the Royal Hannaford traveling circus until Ned’s emaciated conditi...


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57-Year-Old Bunny the Elephant Lives to a Ripe Old Age

2009-05-15 - Hohenwald, United States.

On May 14, at around 3:30pm Central Time, Bunny, the second to the oldest elephant resident of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, died peacefully in the company of her caregivers. Bunny’s long time elephant companions, Shirley and Tarra, kept a round-the-clock vigil nearby. Bunny suffered from no diseases, and approximately six weeks prior to her death had visibly slowed down and was no longer walking as far as she usually did. A necropsy will be performed on Saturday, May 16 with her burial...


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, middle Tennessee Acquires Confiscated Elephant bull Ned

2008-11-09 - Hohenwald, United States.

An elephant confiscated by the USDA is on his way to the mid-state. Ned, a 21-year-old male elephant, has been placed in the care of the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald. Ned was taken from his Florida-based circus trainer for what police say was failure to comply with the Animal Welfare Act. The elephant is expected to arrive at the sanctuary tomorrow. Officials at the sanctuary say they will help the elephant recover and find a permanent home.


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Delhi at Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee dead. 1946 - March 11, 2008

2008-03-13 - Hohenwald, United States. Patricia Feurer

In the early hours of yesterday morning while her sisters and caregivers slept, Delhi made her transition. Her passing was silent and peaceful, she passed without waking. We are all spending the day honoring our last precious hours with her; caregivers are still fussing around her, whispering quiet goodbyes. Misty carefully touched all over Delhi's body and then gently stepped over her, sheltering her dearly departed friend. We are honored to have been Delhi's caregivers, thankful to be loved by...


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Dulary, left, and Tarra get acquainted at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn. Dulary, 43, arrived Tuesday from the Philadelphia Zoo.

Newest sanctuary arrival Dulary relishes her new digs

2007-05-03 - Hohenwald, United States. JENNIFER BROOKS

From the minute she arrived Tuesday afternoon, Dularys life changed. Three members of her new herd — Delhi, Tarra and Misty — were waiting impatiently to welcome her, trunks poking through the barn stalls. They drifted over as soon as they spotted her trailer pulling up the drive and remained nearby, calling out to her until she finally left the trailer, said sanctuary spokeswoman Kate Elliott.


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New elephant Dulary a big hit at Hohenwald sanctuary

2007-05-02 - Hohenwald, United States. JENNIFER BROOKS

Dulary the elephant slept under the stars on her first night at her new home.
Initially leery of leaving the comfort of the trailer that carried her from the Philadelphia Zoo, Dulary finally ventured out Tuesday evening to explore The Elephant Sanctuary, a 2,700-acre preserve for retired zoo and circus elephants in Hohenwald. Dulary arrived at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, accompanied by her zoo caretakers and sanctuary staff. Since then, she’s had a hose bath and is playing with the hoses.


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Dulary Moves Home to the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

2007-04-30 - Hohenwald, United States. Kate Elliott, The Elephant Sanctuary

On Tuesday May 1, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee welcomes Dulary, an Asian elephant who is being retired from The Philadelphia Zoo. Forty-three years old, Dulary has spent her entire captive life at the zoo. She will be joining the Sanctuary’s ‘founding herd’ in the newly expanded Asian habitat. They will be the first Asian elephants Dulary has seen in many years. This brings the sanctuary's population to 19 elephants, all retired from circuses or zoos.


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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Rescue of Eight Former Circus Elephants

2007-01-25 - HOHENWALD, United States. Kate Elliott, The Elephant Sanctuary,

One year ago, eight elephant veterans of the circus, Minnie, Lottie, Queenie, Debbie, Ronnie, Frieda, Billie and Liz were chained in a dark windowless barn. They had been that way for nearly two years. Today they spend their days roaming over 200 acres in middle Tennessee at The Elephant Sanctuary, enjoying the best life a captive elephant can have.


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Children’s Book about the Lives of Elephants at a Sanctuary in Tennessee to be Released by Tilbury House on November 15

2006-11-06 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States.

Just for Elephants, a children’s book by Carol Buckley detailing the everyday life of elephants on a 2,700 acre sanctuary in Tennessee, is scheduled to be released by Tilbury House on November 15. On the heels of her award-winning book Travels with Tarra, which detailed the raising of and traveling with an elephant, Buckley has written a book that describes what everyday life is like for the many elephants that live at The Elephant Sanctuary located near the small town of Hohenwald, Tennessee.


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The Elephant Sanctuary: Jenny is dead. 1972-2006

2006-10-18 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States.

After months of continual personal care and non-stop supplemental feedings, our dear Jenny has passed away. Over the past two years countless tests were conducted in an attempt to determine what was causing Jenny to lose weight. The illness that eventually claimed Jenny's life continues to go undiagnosed. All known tests were conducted with inconclusive results.


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Elephant That Killed Handler Spared, handlers must have a barrier between them and the elephants when they are touching them.

2006-07-25 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States. KRISTIN M. HALL

The death of Joanna Burke who was knocked down and crushed by an elephant has been ruled an accident, and the animal will not be destroyed. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Sheriff's Department investigated, found that the sanctuary was in compliance with all regulations and called Burke's death an accident.


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Killer elephant Winkiess fate still up in the air, Board to decide if it should be euthanized

2006-07-23 - HOHENWALD, Tennessee, United States. MICHAELA JACKSON

There is no word yet on the fate of Winkie, the Asian elephant that attacked two handlers at The Elephant Sanctuary here Friday, killing one and injuring the other. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has stated that it will not require the animal to be euthanized, but the ultimate decision belongs to the Sanctuary's board, said Doug Markham, TWRA information and education coordinator.


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killed elephant handler Joanna Burke and asian elephant Tina

Agencies Want Elephant Sanctuary to Come Clean about Elephant Attack

2006-07-23 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States.

A deadly elephant attack in Hohenwald is getting national attention, and the agency investigating is urging the elephant sanctuary to come clean about what happened. The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald is a virtual island. People in Hohenwald are shocked and intrigued by the sanctuary that seems to pride itself on privacy. But, Fridays deadly attack on a handler could thrust the Lewis County preserve into the national spotlight.


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Joanna Burke and asian elephant Bunny

In Memory of Joanna Burke, elephant handler at the Elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald.

2006-07-23 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States. Elephant sanctuary press release

For eight years, 36-year-old Joanna Burke was the primary caregiver for the The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee’s herd of rescued Asian elephants. Joanna died on July 21 following a tragic accident involving Winkie, one of her elephants. More information regarding Winkie and the circumstances surrounding this tragic accident will be released shortly.


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Elephant Winkie kills handler Joanna Burke and hurts director Scott Blais at Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald

2006-07-22 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States. Leon Alligood

36-year-old Joanna Burke was attacked and killed, and Scott Blais who handles the 22 Asian and African elephants at The Elephant Sanctuary was injured and hospitalized, by Winkie, a 40-year-old female Asian elephant who has been at the sanctuary for six years. Fridays death at the compound is the first at the facility, which is licensed as a Class I exotic animal facility by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


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Elephant Keeper in the Elephant sanctuary

2005-09-11 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States.

Responsibilities: The Sanctuary has immediate openings (2) for experienced elephant keepers. The qualified applicants will be charged with maintaining female African and Asian elephants in two separate multi-hundred acre habitats. Responsibilities include but are not limited to cleaning, food preparation, record keeping, behavior conditioning, construction, facility maintenance, keeper training and supervision.


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Elephant Keeper

2005-05-02 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States. Carol Buckley, The Elephant Sanctuary

Responsibilities: The qualified applicant will be charged with maintaining female African and Asian elephants in two separate multi-hundred acre habitats.Responsibilities include but are not limited to cleaning, food preparation, record keeping, behavior conditioning, construction and facility maintenance. The chosen candidate will be trained (in-house) to manage the elephants using the non-dominance technique of passive control.


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Illinois elephant dies of tuberculosis at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.

2005-02-14 - Hohenwald, Tennessee, United States.

After a six-year effort to help Lota, an aged Asian elephant diagnosed with tuberculosis, Lota was released to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. She died less than three months later. On November 17, 2004, after months of delays, Lota and Misty, one of her herd members who had also tested positive for tuberculosis, were released to the Sanctuary.


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