EAI IN THE NEWS
December 15, 2021 - USA Today
After a more than 11-year legal battle, Carol Buckley and Tarra, a 47-year-old Asian elephant who Buckley calls her best friend, were reunited at a Georgia elephant refuge last month.
December 13, 2021 - WTXL
Just months after welcoming its first elephant, Bo is getting a new neighbor at his South Georgia refuge. Tarra joins Bo as the second elephant at the refuge. Carol Buckley, CEO and President of Elephant Aid International has known Tarra since the 1970s.
December 9, 2021 - People Magazine
As a young woman, Carol Buckley bought baby elephant Tarra out of a neglectful situation, then trained her to be a star, eventually founding a sanctuary to house the animal after retirement
December 9, 2021 - Yahoo News
An 11-year custody battle for an elephant named Tarra recently ended at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Tarra is back with Carol Buckley, the animal's original caretaker and owner, who first met Tarra in 1974 when the elephant was an 800-pound baby.
December 9, 2021 - BainbridgeGA.com
Carol Buckley has moved her elephant Tarra to Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), an 850-acre natural habitat refuge in Attapulgus, GA. Tarra joins Bo, a 34-year-old castrated male elephant who arrived at the Refuge in September.
November 24, 2021 - Lewis County Herald
Tarra, the beloved elephant who gained national attention at The Elephant Sanctuary in Lewis County, was reunited Thursday with her rightful owner Carol Buckley. With the decade long custody battle for the 7,000-pound animal finally over, the two now head to Georgia and Buckley's new Elephant sanctuary.