Many places call themselves sanctuaries, retirement homes, or rescue centers... but this doesn't mean they put their elephants first. How do you decide which to support?
Riding, bathing, and touching elephants means the elephant must be under control for your safety. The elephant cannot freely make choices or express themselves how they wish.
Choosing a hands-off, observation-only elephant venue is best for the elephants and best for YOU! There is nothing quite like watching these majestic creatures navigate their natural habitat and socialize freely with their loved ones... the way they are meant to.
Below are a list of recommended elephant friendly organizations that are making huge strides in improving the lives of captive elephants. Go visit, volunteer, donate, and get involved!
Click on the link to learn more about each organization and their mission! (*Organizations are listed in alphabetical order. Like elephants, each is wonderful in their own unique way!)