Agnes Scott College students choose Elephant Refuge North America

Published 4:27 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

Elephant Aid International (EAI) Founder and CEO Carol Buckley was proud to host the students from Agnes Scott College who choose to spend their Spring break at Elephant Refuge North America in preparation for the arrive of retired elephants.

The students learned not only about the hard work that goes into preparing a place for captive-held elephants to retire, but also why such a place is necessary.

The students participated in a variety of outdoor projects including clearing debris from between the newly erected fence lines that are designed to protect people and elephants.

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One fence keeps people out while the second fence keeps the elephants in. Buckley stated that in addition to the students learning a great deal about elephants, they also learned the significance and validity of the old saying “Good fences make good neighbors.”

Volunteer coordinator and ERNA veterinary advisor Gigi Gaulin said “It was a pleasure to host this enthusiastic group of young women who picked ERNA as their desired destination for Spring break!”