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Sanctuary Elephants

Betty Boop

Asian female born in 1972.

Betty Boop is fondly called “Booper” by the staff.  She came to the sanctuary from a circus where she had been performing for many years.  She was retired because of a hip injury that happened when another elephant hurt her.  Booper's favorite pastime is pushing down small trees to eat the leaves, but mostly for fun!

Peggy

Asian female born in 1958.

Before arriving at the sanctuary, Peggy had a career as a circus performer.  She is quite tall for a female, and is very calm and dignified.  As an older elephant, Peggy has been a reassuring influence for the other elephants.  When she is excited, Peggy makes an unusual noise like a barking seal!