Maine Town Soon to be the Home of Two Elephants

Updated 3 years ago

An update on a retired circus elephant coming to the town of Hope. She’s now due to arrive this fall, and a friend will be coming along as well.Dr. Jim Laurita has built a state of the art rehabilitation facility next to his home. It includes an 11-hundred square foot indoor stall, complete with radiant heating slabs topped with sand.The veterinarian has been given the go-ahead from the U-S Department of Agriculture and is now awaiting final approval from the state.42-year old Rosie is an Asian elephant. She suffers from a painful leg injury. Opal is also a retired circus elephant. She is showing signs of joint deterioration, according to Dr. Laurita.Both animals are now living together in Oklahoma. To find out more about hope elephants and upcoming events you can visit their website at hope elephants.org


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