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Elephants arrive at White Oak Conservation in Florida

Elephants arrive at White Oak Conservation in Florida

Former circus elephants released into custom habitat May 3, 2021 (YULEE, Fla.) — The first herd of Asian elephants has arrived safely in their new forest habitat at White Oak Conservation, a refuge for rare species funded by philanthropists Mark and Kimbra Walter. They will be joined by up to 20 more former circus elephants…

White Oak Welcomes the Largest Asian Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

White Oak Welcomes the Largest Asian Elephant Herd in the Western Hemisphere

Elephants will be released in 2,500-acre habitat in northeastern Florida Sept. 23, 2020 (YULEE, FLA.) — White Oak Conservation has started construction on a new 2,500-acre home for Asian elephants. Thirty elephants will be released in the northeastern Florida refuge, owned by philanthropists Mark and Kimbra Walter, as soon as it is ready. The first…

Our Wattled Cranes do it again… Wattled Crane chick

Our Wattled Cranes do it again…

Happy #Gruidae! Get it? Gruidae? That’s the scientific family name for cranes. And today’s featured Gruidae is our wattled cranes and their chick that hatched on January 10th of this year. Wattled cranes (Bugeranus carunculata) are known for their distinctive ‘wattles’ and are the tallest of the African cranes. They stand almost 4 ft. in height,…

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