Jumbo Summer Fun: Adorable Elephant Antics At Tennessee Sanctuary Win Hearts Online!

Get ready to smile as the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary brings heartwarming moments of their elephants having a fantastic summer.

Viral videos have captured the adorable antics of these gentle giants, garnering over 7 million views.

Located in Hohenwald, about 80 miles southwest of Nashville, the Elephant Sanctuary is the largest in North America. Ten elephants live there, including Flora, a playful elephant who enjoys rolling in the mud.

Watch the video at the end.

Source: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The sanctuary also highlights the importance of exercise for these magnificent creatures. Elephants are incredibly strong, standing at an average height of 9 to 10 feet and weighing between 6,000 to 13,000 pounds.

African elephants like Sukari, who effortlessly carried a 351-pound tire across the habitat, can lift to 700 pounds – equivalent to a baby grand piano!

Caregivers at the sanctuary focus on the elephants’ physical and mental well-being by providing enrichment activities.

Source: The Elephant Sanctuary in TennesseeSource: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

One such activity involves hiding hay under large tires, encouraging the elephants to use their trunks to lift the tires and access their food.

Source: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

Although the sanctuary is not open to the public, fans can follow the elephants’ daily lives through webcams or by visiting the Elephant Discovery Center in downtown Hohenwald.

Source: The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The sanctuary’s Facebook page also regularly updates the elephants’ adventures. Additionally, it is the only elephant sanctuary to be recognized by both the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and the Association for Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

Watch the video below:

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