HOHENWALD, Tenn. - Dulary, the Asian elephant who spent the last 40 years at the Philadelphia Zoo, started her new life yesterday at a sanctuary in rural Tennessee.
The 43-year-old elephant arrived by trailer in the afternoon at the Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville, said cofounder Carol Buckley.
"Her keeper is with her; her vet is with her and they are a great comfort for her," Buckley said.
Dulary and three African elephants had to be moved from the zoo after the zoo board decided there were insufficient funds to expand the existing elephant habitat.
The African elephants - Petal, 51; Kallie, 24; and Bette, 23 - will be moved to the Pittsburgh Zoo's International Conservation Center in southwestern Pennsylvania. - AP