The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is a refuge for injured female African and Asian elephants. It was founded in March of 1995 by Carol Buckley and Scott Blais.

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Kaitey Fields

Mrs. Anderson

Research, 5th period

Friday, October 5        

        Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

        Non-profit organizations are corporations or associations that conduct buisness for the benefit of the general public without shareholders or a profit motive. Charities on the other hand are the voluntary giving of help to those in need. All charities must be non-profit, but not every non-profit organization is a charity.  The purpose of a non-profit organization is usually to create a place where extra money can be spent to provide service and help to certain programs. Some known non-profit organizations are Red Cross, Goodwill, and the Humane Society. There are non-profit organizations for anything ranging from health to animals. One in particular is the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee.  It rescues female elephants and provides them an everchanging habitat, offers people chances to volunteer to help out the elephants, and uses every little bit of donations it recieve to directly help the elephants.

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Thee Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee as my non-profit organization. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is a refuge for injured female African and Asian elephants. It was founded in March of 1995 by Carol Buckley and Scott Blais. The inspiration for the sanctuary came from Tarra, an ex circus elephant. From there it strived to save one hundred elephants. She was also the first resident of the sanctuary. In 1997 the first internship program began and the brand new six stall Asian elephant barn was installed. The Ele-cam was installed in 1999.  In 2001 it expanded the land adding a lake. And finally in July of 2003 the final land of 1820-acre land parcel was added to the facility making it the sanctuary that stands today. To acheive its goal of one hundred elephants it is constantly searching for endangered ones to save. They plan to keep saving elephants as long as their facilities allow them to. There are certain requirements that must be followed in order to maintain this non-profit organization such as sanitizing the barns atleast once a week. It is also required to have an eight-foot fence installed to keep people out. People not allowed to go and visit the elephants because they need to be free to roam around and just be elephants. They are already being forced to have human caregivers which is hard enough. The sanctuary strives to inform the public about the needs of these elephants as the facination with them keeps growing.

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public. Its educators try reaching out to kids and adults. Anyone who takes an  intrest in the well being of the elephants. So far, it has twenty-seven elephants living in the sanctuary. In all they have saved a total of twenty-nine, having two elephants pass away. The sanctuary is well on its way of achieving the goal of one hundred saved elephants. It takes a long while to get an ill elephant back on its feet, and money too. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tenneesee uses newspaper ...

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