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Two New Elephants Headed For San Andreas Sanctuary

San Andreas, CA — A deal has been reached to bring two elephants from the Hawthorn Corporation in Illinois to the Performing Animal Welfare Society in San Andreas.

The society maintains a 2,300-acre animal sanctuary just off Pool Station Road in San Andreas.

Nicholas, an adolescent Asian elephant and his companion Gypsy are the last elephants to live at the Illinois facility. The Hawthorn Corporation is donating the elephants along with a financial contribution for the animals´ initial care.

Beginning in March, the two elephants will temporarily live at the society´s Galt facility while a Bull Elephant habitat is built at the San Andreas sanctuary. The project is expected to cost $1 million and take one year to build.

For more information, visit www.pawsweb.org.

Written by Vanessa Turner.