Providing Exeptional Care
We are a multi-generational family that has dedicated our lives to elephants in human care for the past fifty years. Since 1980 we have been providing elephant, camel rides, and educational programs at renaissance festivals throughout the United States. We have participated in breeding programs and studies to help better elephants in human care.
Meet the Family
Paige was brought to the United States in the mid-eighties as an orphan. After her parents were poached for ivory. She has been part of our Family since 1996. She is the tallest of the three standing nine feet tall at the shoulder and her weight is about 8,600 lbs. Paige kept cracking the end of her tusks while out debarking trees and digging for roots. We fitted her with stainless steel caps to prevent anymore cracking and encourage healthy tusk growth.
Krissy was also brought to the United States as an orphan in the mid-eighties. She has been part of our family since 1997. She is the smallest of the three standing 7 foot 10 inches at the shoulder and her weight is 7,800 lbs. She was born without tusks.
Jeanie, same as Paige and Krissy was also imported in the late eighties as an orphan after her parents were poached for ivory and has been part of our family since 1999. Jeanie is our heaviest elephant weighing 9,500 lbs. and stands 8 foot 10 inches at the shoulder. Jeanie is the most playful of the three and loves to eat. She broke her right tusk close to the sulcus (upper lip) while digging. Just like we did with Paige, we fitted her with a set of stainless-steel caps to prevent cracking, breaking and encourage healthy tusk growth.
Our Furry Friends
Earl Jack, the larger of our two Dromedary Camels, stands close to 7’ at the shoulder and weighs in at over 2,200 lbs.
Also a Dromedary Camel, Abu stands over 6’ at the shoulder and weighs in at roughly 1,600 lbs.
MR. Z is a Grants Zebra has been part of our family since he was two weeks old. He enjoys spending time with the camels in the pasture.
Our pygmy goats love to play and be social, they are known for being friendly and curious creatures.