The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee
Founded in 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically around the needs of Asian and African elephants retired from performance and exhibition. It operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee — 85 miles southwest of Nashville.
With your support, The Elephant Sanctuary:
• Provides captive elephants with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their wellbeing;
• Raises public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild.
The Elephant Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. As an accredited sanctuary, the habitat where the elephants live is not open to the public.