Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
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November 17, 2013

Safe Sanctuary

Majestic African Elephants

Thankfully, today is ”Good News Sunday” and this story, is one that should bring great pride and pleasure to all Floridians who love animals.
One of the most majestic, emotion evoking animals to ever inhabit this Earth, has had to do its best to survive, in spite of the onslaught of evil directed toward it, so with all of the tragedies be falling African Elephants, wouldn’t you cheer to hear a truly inspirational story about them?
Here in Florida we are so fortunate to be the proud possessor of a new, long overdue home, for Elephants to go to live and be free from harm, in a safe, natural, familiar environment.
The only sad part, is that this amazing new facility will not be open to the public.
It will however, allow those who study and care for Elephants elsewhere to, come and observe and learn, but there will be no public interaction with them.
Considering what treatment they have received from Humans, can we really object to this?
The new National Elephant Center or as one story refers to it, “Pachyderm Playground,” is in Fellsmere, Florida and sits on 225 acres of mostly orange groves, which have already been giving immense pleasure to some of its newest residents.
The Sanctuary will be a unique retirement and/or breeding home for African and perhaps Asian Elephants as well and none of them will ever be bought or sold.
New Guests will be arriving from time to time and be accepted into the hopefully, expanding family.
The facility is now and will most likely forever, be completely dependent on donations, you can learn more about  how to help and what they do here: Elephant Sanctuary
An additional story is here:   Sanctuary Offer New Homes To Elephants
This story is also about the Sanctuary,  but please be fore-warned there are included in it,  some very sad statistics: The National Elephant Center

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