Become a Member and Celebrate Flora with a New Spring Tee -- African elephant Flora was born in 1982 in the wilds of Zimbabwe, Africa, and was orphaned at age two after the culling of all the adults in her family herd. Flora was imported to the United States and sold to David Balding who made her the star of Circus Flora. She spent the next 18 years performing as a solo elephant under the big top.
After years of entertaining audiences, Flora began to mature, and Balding recognized that Flora no longer enjoyed performing. He decided to retire her—and on March 3, 2004, Flora became the 12th resident of The Sanctuary,
Flora possesses a very regal stature with loads of self-confidence and enthusiasm for exploring. Along with her herd-mates, Tange and Sukari, Flora makes full use of their expansive natural habitat. The three roam throughout, foraging, knocking down trees, and rolling in the mud wallows.
Become a Member of The Sanctuary at the $100 level and receive
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