As One Lucky Elephant premiers on the OWN network we are reminded of just how far Flora has come in her journey. The documentary chronicles Flora's career as a circus elephant and the struggle of her owner, David Balding, to find a better life for her.
Since she arrived at our Sanctuary in 2004, Flora has been making tremendous strides in her development and transition from circus to Sanctuary. What One Lucky Elephant doesn't show is the rest of the story - how rich Flora's life has become since she found Sanctuary here in Tennessee.
Thank you, David, for making it possible for Flora to flourish; we are honored to be the guardian of her care. As Flora blossoms more and more each day into her true elephant self, it reaffirms that after your years of searching, Flora has finally found Sanctuary.
About The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee: Located 85 miles southwest of Nashville in Hohenwald, Tenn., The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides elephants retired from performance and exhibition with individualized care, the companionship of a herd, and the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being. The Sanctuary also works to raise public awareness of the complex needs of elephants in captivity, and the crisis facing elephants in the wild. The Elephant Discovery Center, The Sanctuary’s educational center with exhibits focused on elephants’ role as a keystone species, is open to visitors in downtown Hohenwald. The elephants’ habitats are closed to the public.