Toka, born in 1970 in Mozambique, is one of eight elephants living at the Performing Animal Welfare Society's 2,300-acre ARK 2000 sanctuary in Northern California. She was retired from the Toronto Zoo and arrived at PAWS in October 2013.
Today Toka spends her days immersed in nature, foraging throughout the day on grass, trees and other fresh vegetation. She loves being close to her elephant friends as they move together throughout their habitat.
If there is one thing Toka adores, it’s a good mud bath. She can often be found stomping, splashing and rolling in the mud, which serves to protect her skin from insects and the sun.
Read more about Toka in PAWS' June 2018 newsletter here: https://conta.cc/2IvBjFY
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About the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS):
Founded in 1984, the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) operates three sanctuaries in California, including the 2,300-acre ARK 2000 natural habitat refuge, that are home to a variety of species including elephants, bears, big cats and other wild animals rescued or retired from circuses, zoos and the exotic pet trade.
PAWS is licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, and is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and received an “A” rating from CharityWatch.
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