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The National Elephant Center closes its doors after rehoming last of Disney’s elephants

The National Elephant Center closes its doors after rehoming last of Disney's elephants elephants

The National Elephant Center, which was founded in 2013 with the help of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and several zoos across the country, is no longer operating in Fellsmere, Florida. The Center had housed five elephants since it opened; three of those died. The last two elephants had come from Disney and one of those was sent back to Disney’s Animal Kingdom late last year. موقع المراهنات العالمي The other was sent to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

When the remaining two elephants were sent away, the Center’s board said they were “trying to regroup and operations were on hiatus. لعب بوكر ” This month, the Center filed a withdrawal with the state of Florida’s Division of Corporations saying “This corporation is no longer transacting business or conducting affairs in the state of Florida.” The Facebook page is not active and board members could not be reached. لعب بينجو

However, Fellsmere City Manager Jason Nunemaker hasn’t heard a word from the Center, and said, “I guess I would be somewhat optimistic that maybe this will allow something else to occur. I think with the infrastructure that’s out there, it’s well suited to do its original mission under some other form, some other entity.”

The Center’s lead elephant care specialist had previously worked for Disney; he left his job at the Center and returned to work at Disney late last year.

The Center was originally intended to “provide short-term and long-term care for male elephants, who can become aggressive and unpredictable when their testosterone levels are elevated, and for herds.”

News source/photo credit: Orlando Sentinel

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