Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), located in Attapulgus, Georgia, provides a natural environment in which captive-held elephants can recover from past traumas and develop healthy bonds with caregivers and other elephants. ERNA improves elephant welfare by collaborating with governments around the world, elephant caregivers and elephant owners; raising awareness of the plight of captive-held elephants everywhere they live; and advocating for improved standards and practices. Watch this video to learn more.
ERNA has created quite a BUZZ! The media is pleasantly surprised by the interest and positive response to our project. We always knew people would be excited, who doesn’t love elephants! Visit EAI in the News to see all of our recent news coverage.
This wonderful blog explores how Tiger Tops Elephant Camp is supporting elephant welfare by having unchained elephants who do not give rides or provide entertainment for tourists. Carol and EAI worked with Tiger Tops to design a new program that allows visitors to learn about elephants by accompanying them on their daily forays into the jungle.
“It’s sometimes tempting to anthropomorphize — to give an animal human characteristics — but the more I speak to people about elephants, the more elephants seem special.” This CNN article explores the wisdom of elephants, and how cruel poachers have caused a rapid dwindling of the worldwide elephant population.
Are you still searching for holiday gifts for your loved ones? Consider donating to elephants in need on behalf of an elephant-loving friend — a truly unique sentiment that benefits a greater cause.
Carol meeting with the architects, Alex Krumdieck and Jerrod Winslett of Krumdieck A+I Design, who are designing the new barn at Elephant Refuge North America.