The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN, exists for two reasons:
- To provide a haven for old, sick, or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, hardwood forests, spring-fed ponds, and heated barns for cold winter nights.
- To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent, and endangered creatures.
At this sanctuary is a dog, Bella, and elephant, Tarra, who have been best friends for years. They are inseparable. One day, Bella had a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed. Don’t worry, this has a happy ending, but watch the short video to see the effect this had on Tarra: bit.ly/PAMc
“Echo: Queen of the Elephants“, is a must see documentary by the same filmmakers as PLANET EARTH. It tells the story of Echo, the elephant matriarch, as she battles the elements on the last journey of her celebrated life. Each day is a new fight for survival and an opportunity for triumph for Echo and her family. As she nears the end of her life, she must find the strength to win her final battle, to save her family as she prepares to pass on the reigns of her African kingdom. Coming up on Animal Planet on Mar 11, 2010, 9pm EST; Mar 12th, 2010, 12:00 am EST: and Mar 12th, 2010, 4am EST.