There has never been a more dangerous time for elephants. The disappearing “wild” cannot sustain the mere 35,000 Asian elephants remaining. Their population is at a critical tipping point. These pillars of wisdom and strength need our help if they are to survive. We have 5 remarkable elephants live at The Preserve: Tai, Dixie, Kitty, Rosie and Becky. These elephant ambassadors are helping to raise awareness benefiting elephants worldwide.
Tai has been part of our family for over 40 years. She is a very sweet personable girl that loves her elephant friends. The only thing Tai likes more than napping is eating, especially bananas. She also happens to be the biggest star in Hollywood. Her credits includes Water for Elephants, Larger Than Life, George of the Jungle and many more movies and commercials. Currently, she is enjoying her sabbatical in the Texas Hill Country.
She is the wise “little old lady” of the group. She can be grumpy and cute all at the same time. Dixie savors her food. She is our resident elephant epicurean. Her favorite pastime is basking in the sun.
Kitty is Miss Personality plus. She has been in our family for 30 years. Kitty is very vocal and always has lots to “talk” about. A social butterfly, she loves people and attention. She is always first in line for a pet or a watermelon.
Rosie is named for her rose colored cheeks. She has been with us for 26 years. She is a film and commercial star in her own right. Her film credits include Zookeeper, Even Almighty and lots of commercials. She loves to paint and hula-hoop. Rosie has a hard time choosing between carrots and cantaloupe as her favorite snack.
Becky is the youngest of the herd. She came into the family 26 years ago, along with Rosie. She has a delicate build…for an elephant, lots of hair and long eyelashes. The squeaky noises she makes to get attention are adorable. Apples are her favorite snack. Becky’s best friend is Tai and she follows her around everywhere.