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The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcomes Artie from North Carolina Zoo

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee Welcomes Artie from North Carolina Zoo

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Artie, African male elephant at the NC Zoo (Credit: NC Zoo) ASHEBORO N.C. (NC ZOO) - The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee and North Carolina Zoo are pleased to announce that African elephant Artie arrived at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee on Tuesday, January 31. Artie (Aardvark), a 40-year-old African male, was born in the wilds of Zimbabwe and brought to the United States in 1986 with a group of young elephants that were orphaned due to culling carried out by the Zimbabwe government. Artie arrived at North Carolina Zoo at the age of 15 years. North Carolina Zoo staff describes Artie as β€œthe most talkative of the elephants at the zoo – he chortles often, especially for breakfast!” Artie has lived at the zoo since 2007, he weighs 13,900 pounds and is 11 feet tall, ...