Citizens for Humane Treatment
WINKIE ARRIVES AT THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
Arrived just after noon CST Tuesday, Sep. 12
Winkie's arrival shown LIVE on the Internet. LOOK HERE for the live feed.
PENNY MOVED TO RIVERBANKS ZOO
Community Efforts Pay Off for Vilas Elephants
NEW! Endowment Fund Established for Winkie. Visit her web site to help.
Elephant Sanctuary Director visits Madison! Look here for details.
|Winkie arrived at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, TN, in a specially-equipped
trailer, shortly after noon Central Time Tuesday, Sept. 12. Since her arrival, she has
explored the elephant barn, and established new relationships with the resident elephants.
Winkie's introduction is progressing daily; to keep up with her progress,
look in on Winkie's
Diary on the Sanctuary's web site. Re-visit it often, as the folks at the sanctuary
keep it as up-to-date as time permits.
Penny was moved last month to the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, and will soon go to Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C.. Columbus will hold Penny with two other Riverbanks elephants until construction of a naturalistic, state-of-the-art elephant facility is completed at Riverbanks (anticipated to be ready by early next year). Riverbank Zoo officials have indicated to the County that Penny will not be chained at their facility and will be handled through protected contact.
We would like to thank Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and her Chief of Staff, Topf Wells, for their unflinching diligence in finding the best possible homes for Penny and Winkie. Mr. Wells dedicated many hours to the task of relocating the elephants, to the extent that he may now be said to be conversant with esoteric points of elephant husbandry! Citizens applauds the compassionate concern the County has demonstrated throughout the process of finding new homes for the elephants.
Citizens would also like to thank the thousands of individuals who wrote letters and e-mails, signed petitions and called officials.
THANKS TO ALL WHO CARED, PENNY AND WINKIE WILL SOON ENJOY LIVES IN MODERN FACILITIES-WE ARE GRATEFUL BEYOND WORDS.
For more information about this story, and our our elephants' new homes:
Winkie's Endowment Fund needs your help, for her ongoing expenses
WISC-TV 3's story about Elephant Sanctuary director Carol Buckley's visit to Madison
Dane County's press release for the latest news on Winkie and Penny.
WISC-TV 3's story about Exec. Falk's announcement.
The Elephant Sanctuary, Winkie's new home
Riverbanks Zoo, which will be Penny's new home
Background and history on our campaign:
Our Photo Gallery shows you firsthand the conditions that, thanks to your efforts, Winkie and Penny have left behind
A brief history of our campaign to help Winkie and Penny
An earlier WISC-TV 3 Exclusive story about Winkie and Penny, and our campaign to help them.
An article from Isthmus, Madison's weekly paper, about Winkie and Penny, and a visit by elephant expert Ray Ryan.
WISC-TV 3's story about Winkie biting a vet last year while being examined recently.
CONTACT US. For more information, write:
CITIZENS FOR HUMANE TREATMENT OF VILAS ELEPHANTS
PO Box 531
Madison, WI 53701-0531
This Elephant Web Ring site is owned by Citizens for Humane Treatment of
Vilas Zoo Elephants .
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