San Andreas, CA — Well known game show host Bob Barker has pledged $500,000 for a new elephant habitat at a San Andreas sanctuary.
Recently the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) made a deal to receive two new elephants from the Hawthorn Corporation in Illinois.
PAWS maintains a 2,300-acre animal sanctuary in San Andreas, which is where the elephants are headed once a new habitat is built for them.
Nicholas, an Asian bull elephant and his companion Gypsy will arrive at PAWS´ Galt facility for a temporary stay in early spring. 13-year old Nicholas is approximately 9,500 pounds and 9.5 feet tall.
The habitat will consist of a new barn and open space area featuring a lake, trees, grass and vegetation.
PAWS founder Ed Stewart says the project is expected to cost $1 million and take one year to build. Fundraising is ongoing.
For more information, visit www.pawsweb.org.
Written by Vanessa Turner.