Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley: Review Part 2
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley: Review Part 2

Lessons Learned From Last Chain on Billie – Learn about the tricks our elephants were forced to learn and the permanent damage these unnatural positions would inflict upon their elephant bodies. (Treacherous posing such as the “one-legged tub stand” or the act of walking across an arena on their hind legs “would cause elephants to … Continue reading

Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1
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Last Chain on Billie : How One Extraordinary Elephant Escaped the Big Top by Carol Bradley : Review Part 1

When elephant trainer Buckles Woodcock was first sent by John Cuneo Jr. (who later established the Hawthorn Corporation, the equivalent of an elephant’s worst nightmare) to judge the viability of a young elephant named Popsicle for the rigorous life of a circus elephant he sent word that she looked like an elephant he would be … Continue reading

Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? :  Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 2
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Ringling Bros. Circus Ends 145 Year Tradition By Sending Their Last 11 Performing Elephants into Early Retirement to Ringling’s Center For Elephant Conservation in Florida, But Will They Really Be Free To Live As Elephants? : Elephant Activists Think Not : Part 2

The following additional text in quotations is taken directly from the National Geographic Video “When Ringling Bros. Retires Its Elephants, This is Where They Live” “In May 2015 National Geographic was allowed access to the Ringling Bros. Center for elephant conservation in Polk City Florida. Our producer was given a guided tour and escorted by … Continue reading

Shirley and Jenny:  Long Lost Elephant Friends
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Shirley and Jenny: Long Lost Elephant Friends

It was an eventful day when Shirley the elephant arrived in the transport truck on 6 July 1999 at her new home at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. Even with all of the emotion surrounding her arrival, elephant emotions included, Shirley could never have imagined that a special encounter would be only hours away! … Continue reading

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 2

Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee In her over 66 years of living, as of this writing, Shirley has been through more distress than most elephants including: In 1975, she was made to join the Lewis Brothers Circus. During one performance she … Continue reading

Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1
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Shirley : Elephant of the Week at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee : Elephas maximus sumatranus Part 1

Name: Shirley Date of Birth: 1948 Place of Birth: Sumatra (an island in Indonesia); “a rare Asian elephant” Gender: Female Where Now:  The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Status: Oldest and most infirm elephant at the sanctuary Elephas maximus sumatranus For more Photos of Shirley you will love see them at: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee … Continue reading