Not Many Know About This Exotic Animal Sanctuary Right Here In Arkansas
Where do elephants go when the circus will never be back in town? Arkansans may be well familiar with Turpentine Creek Refuge but there’s another place for exotic animals to relax and roam. Some elephants retire at Riddle’s Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in the tiny town of Quitman. Join us as we take a small tour of these larger than life creatures.
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Have you had the Arkansas elephant experience yet? Where’s your favorite place to see animals (wild or native) in the state? Share with us!
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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