This Hidden Sanctuary Near Nashville Is Home To One Of The Largest Herds Of Elephants In America

Tennessee is known for its natural beauty and its abundant wildlife, but there’s one herd of animals roaming Middle Tennessee that you wouldn’t expect. An organization just outside of Nashville has made it their mission to rescue captive elephants in order to give them a better home and a better life, and now it’s the largest herd of elephants in North America! Don’t believe us? You’ll just have to see for yourself.

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