Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States

Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)


First elephant arrived1995
Address P. O. Box 393, 804 Darbytown Rd.
Zip-code 38462
Place Hohenwald
Region Tennessee
Country United States
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2021-06-23

Latest document update2021-06-23 17:40:08
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Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), located at P. O. Box 393, 804 Darbytown Rd., in Hohenwald, United States , was founded in 1995 and the first elephant arrived in 1995.

Living elephants

At the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) lives 12 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Artie (Aardvark) born 1983
  2. Billie born 1962
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. Donna born 1980
  5. Edie born 1983
  6. Flora born 1982
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  9. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  10. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  11. Sukari born 1984
  12. Tange born 1975

Comments / pictures1995: Founded by Carol Buckley and Scott Blais.
2004-2008: Between 2004 and 2008 this sanctuary received a Group of circus elephants, which had been exposed of Tuberculosis, ,airborne Zoonotic disease (Infectious to humans)'>Tuberculosis.
2009: In July 2009 during routine TB skin testing of some workers at the facility indicated exposure to TB, and Public Health personnel launched an investigation. They eventually determined that 9 of 46 people whom they were able to contact had positive TB skin tests during the 2006-2009 period.

References for records about Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=253. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) on elephant-news.com

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