An elephant’s trunk is the most complex and useful nose on the planet. It is a nose, but it is also a straw, a hose, a snorkel and a utensil.

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With warmer weather and lazy summer days fast approaching, a great family get-away is Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Located about 50 miles north of Little Rock, in Greenbrier, the sanctuary was started in 1990 by Scott and Heidi Riddle. They have almost 400 acres where they have housed both African and Asian elephants with two goals in mind:

  • To provide a safe haven for elephants
  • To ensure that skills and knowledge of professional elephant care are used, developed and passed on.

Visitor’s Day is the first Saturday of every month between 11am and 3pm. Admission fee is a mere $5 donation per person.

The Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary is run solely on donations and grants.

Check out their website, elephantsanctuary.org for additional donations to help the elephants and for more information such as internships to learn to care for elephants.

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