Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
Published on Jun 9, 2014
The state-of-the-art center is not only devoted to the well-being of endangered Asian elephants, but also to their reproduction, retirement and research. On 200 acres of pristine land in Central Florida, the center is home to the largest sustainable population of Asian elephants and the most successful breeding program in the Western Hemisphere, with 26 births to date. Having so many pachyderms in one place gives scientists the unique ability to study the species and learn how to improve their health. And we share that knowledge with scientists around the world—including a recent conservation partnership with the island nation of Sri Lanka.