EAI IN THE NEWS
April 29, 2022 - Valdosta Today
The two elephants who call South Georgia home are enjoying the benefits of a powerful health supplement thanks to The American Turmeric Company of Thomasville. The company donates 20 pounds of locally grown organic turmeric monthly to benefit the elephants living at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in Attaplugus.
April 5, 2022 - WFSU Local News
A retired Tallahassee law officer has been honored for his volunteer work at the Elephant Refuge North America santuary near Attapulgas, Georgia. Phil Kiracofe has been named "Volunteer of the Year" by Elephant Aid International.
March 10, 2022 - WFSU Local Routes
Elephants are retiring in Georgia at a special place designed just for them. They may not have chosen it for themselves, but the woman who designed it is giving them everything they need to live out the rest of their days.
December 15, 2021 - USA Today
After a more than 11-year legal battle, Carol Buckley and Tarra, a 47-year-old Asian elephant who Buckley calls her best friend, were reunited at a Georgia elephant refuge last month.
December 13, 2021 - WTXL
Just months after welcoming its first elephant, Bo is getting a new neighbor at his South Georgia refuge. Tarra joins Bo as the second elephant at the refuge. Carol Buckley, CEO and President of Elephant Aid International has known Tarra since the 1970s.
December 9, 2021 - People Magazine
As a young woman, Carol Buckley bought baby elephant Tarra out of a neglectful situation, then trained her to be a star, eventually founding a sanctuary to house the animal after retirement
December 9, 2021 - Yahoo News
An 11-year custody battle for an elephant named Tarra recently ended at the Tennessee Supreme Court. Tarra is back with Carol Buckley, the animal's original caretaker and owner, who first met Tarra in 1974 when the elephant was an 800-pound baby.
December 9, 2021 - BainbridgeGA.com
Carol Buckley has moved her elephant Tarra to Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), an 850-acre natural habitat refuge in Attapulgus, GA. Tarra joins Bo, a 34-year-old castrated male elephant who arrived at the Refuge in September.