There are currently over 400 elephants living in United States zoos and circuses. Once they were wild but captured and put on display for entertainment.
As circuses make the decision to end the practice of including elephants in their acts, many elephants are loaned to zoos or live in chains in circus winter quarters. As a result, elephants are moved to unsuitable places for extended periods of time or are not rescued at all.
But now, Carol Buckley is trying to help build a suitable environment for rescued elephants at Elephant Aid International's Elephant Refuge North America.