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Elephant Appreciation Day is September 22

From PAWS Performing Animal Welfare Society
September 2022

These elephants have a safe, lifelong home where their individual needs come first and each elephant is given the respect they deserve.

rescued Elephants

Since 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. PAWS investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.

Facts you should know about these seven Elephants rescued from horrific abuse:

  • Lulu has the distinction of being the oldest African elephant in North America; she is 56 years old.
  • Toka is the most identifiable African elephant at PAWS due to her long tusks.
  • Thika and Mara have become fast friends, spending time together in their spacious habitat.
  • Gypsy was born in the wild in 1967; she is among the oldest Asian elephants in North America.
  • Prince loves the water so much, he has not one but two pools!
  • Nicholas elicits a contented purr-like sound when he gets his favorite treat after a Protected Contact training session.

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