Check Out Elecam at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary
The Elephant Sanctuary was founded in 1995 in Hohenwald, Tennessee, with the following two goals in mind:
- To provide a haven for old, sick, or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, hardwood forests, spring-fed ponds, and heated barns for cold winter nights.
- To provide education about the crises facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent, and endangered creatures.
With the generous help of the George Connor Trust, the Elephant Sanctuary recently updated its system of solar-powered cameras (the Elecam system) throughout their 2,700 acre tract. The Elecams are used by caregivers to locate and monitor the “Girls” and to host educational video conferences.
Best of all, though, the Elecams also to allow internet fans to watch as the elephants roam around, nap, play and generally enjoy life in their habitats.
There are 14 cameras located throughout the three different habitats. Clicking on the habitat will take you to streaming video of that area of the Sanctuary.
The caregivers post updates on the activities of all the Girls throughout the day. And clicking on the photographs of each elephant will give you each Girl’s biographical information.
So take a few minutes to watch Winkie and Sissy and Tange and the other Girls as they go about their day. It is guaranteed to make you smile.