Title: Two Tails Ranch
Description: Roxie, Bunny II, Luke & Rajah
spiritedlulu - September 3, 2011 02:54 PM (GMT)
In the future, Zerbini hopes to get a permit to make Two Tails an animal rescue center. She would also like to resume the ranch’s breeding program and bring in a few African elephants.http://www.alligator.org/the_avenue/featur...1cc4c002e0.html
spiritedlulu - September 5, 2011 11:18 PM (GMT)
Orig post by s4e ...
Part of the comment posted by Ellie 411 at the end of the article:
A true “Animal Rescue” does not breed exotic animals knowing they will have to live in captivity, especially an animal as large as a elephant. It is inhumane to breed and force these extremely intelligent elephant to live in captivity and it is self serving for a private person to be breeding exotic animals.
spiritedlulu - September 29, 2011 04:43 PM (GMT)
Williston celebrates prized peanut crop with festivalLuke, an elephant that lives at Two Tails Ranch in Williston, paints portraits with his trunk. These elephants are also ridden by Santa Claus in Williston’s holiday festivities.
“Peanuts and elephants go together,” Kline said. “Don’t you think?”http://www.gainesville.com/article/2011092...yahoo?p=2&tc=pg
Space4Eles - January 6, 2012 08:07 PM (GMT)
Rajah at Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
I see from this database that Rajah (42) arrived at TTR on 29 December 2011 from Ringling's CEC.
As yet, I have been unable to find a media report.
EleLover - January 7, 2012 03:45 AM (GMT)
| Happy Holidays from everyone at Two Tails Ranch! Santa is bringing us an early christmas present. A new Asian Elephant is set to help extend our conservation and breeding program here at the ranch, but we need your help.|
We are in need of roughly $10,000 worth of upgrades and added expenses the first few months to ensure a loving new home for an elephant in need of retirement.
Retirement, conservation, and breeding - all in one handy location. AND they want donations!http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=7a6c59..._source=message
Space4Eles - January 7, 2012 09:14 AM (GMT)
I see from a post on All About Elephants Facebook, on 2 January 2012 they were $9,000.00 short of target.
There are also photos of Rajah at TTR on the Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thedswt?v=info#...laboutelephants
spiritedlulu - May 21, 2012 05:16 PM (GMT)
Space4Eles - May 21, 2012 06:44 PM (GMT)
Thanks for posting, SL.
I see under the photo "Roxy blanket fitting" (Friday), AAE writes:
We are doing some Indian weddings and fund raisers
4elephants - May 21, 2012 08:28 PM (GMT)
From AAE FAQ..
Why do they sway?
While it is not known for sure, studies done by elephant specialists suggest that they sway to shift their weight and be more comfortable.
Space4Eles - May 22, 2012 06:42 AM (GMT)
Thanks 4elephants for spotting that.
Follow-up question to AAE:
Why, then, is it a behaviour only seen in captive elephants? If it is to shift their weight and be more comfortable, it would be observed in "free" elephants also but, to the best of my knowledge, it is not.
spiritedlulu - September 14, 2012 11:24 PM (GMT)
Williston group raises funds to care for exotic wildlifeHe is one of four elephants that will meet guests on Sept. 22 at Two Tails Ranch in Williston during Elephant Appreciation Day, the first fundraiser of its kind.http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...120919684&tc=ar
spiritedlulu - September 18, 2012 10:15 AM (GMT)
Event will feature painting elephant, pony rides This weekend, students can see an elephant painting. No, not a painting of an elephant.
Luke the elephant will paint for an audience this weekend as part of Elephant Appreciation Day. He is one of four elephants that will participate in the event, at Two Tails Ranch, 18655 NE 81st St., Williston, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.http://www.alligator.org/news/local/articl...19bb2963f4.html
spiritedlulu - September 24, 2012 10:04 AM (GMT)
Elephant artist star of appreciation dayA 12-ton artist sauntered to his canvas.
He took the paintbrush from his trainer, curled his trunk around the brush and began to paint.
Luke, a 27-year-old Asian elephant, painted a picture splashed with orange and blue.http://www.alligator.org/news/local/articl...1a4bcf887a.html
Space4Eles - October 18, 2013 10:18 AM (GMT)
Woman Seriously Injured By Elephant in Levy County Florida Fish and Wildlife reports a woman has been seriously injured by an elephant at the Two Tails Ranch in Williston...and she's been in the hospital from that injury since the end of August ...
The injury happened on August 26th but the incident was not reported until almost a month later.
The woman who was injured - Diane Bedard - was not the one to call in the report, rather PETA received an anonymous tip and then alerted the FWC.http://www.wcjb.com/local-news/2013/10/wom...t-levy-county-0
irishlass - October 19, 2013 04:05 AM (GMT)
Damm, was hoping it was Patty Zerbini.
Did a Google search for Diane Bedard Florida... Director of a Marketing/Pr for Safari Wilderness Ranch outside Lakeland in Central Florida, 243 acre for profit "preserve" with tours, etc. looks to b mainly hoof stock... Zebras, camels, Watusi cattle, water buffalo, antelope, n lemurs. She posted a pro circus comment on the Shrine circus website. So I could c where she could b friends with someone like Zerbini.
I hope she sues Zerbini.
A really lame news report.
spiritedlulu - October 21, 2013 08:33 PM (GMT)
Elephant Attack Leads to Williston Ranch InvestigationThis incident is not the first time Zerbini has been investigated for elephant treatment and behavior. August’s incident marks the sixth confirmed elephant attack associated with the circus and Two Tails Ranch.http://www.wuft.org/news/2013/10/21/elepha...-investigation/
irishlass - October 26, 2013 11:50 PM (GMT)
I clicked on this news link but got a "page could not be found" message.
spiritedlulu - October 27, 2013 03:35 AM (GMT)
Yes, I got the same message. Googling TTR, no new updates. Just the same basic info in all the news articles.
spiritedlulu - November 24, 2013 03:58 PM (GMT)
No mention of the investigation at Two Tails in the article. Country circus wows 'em in WillistonThis was followed by brief aerial and dance performances, which were each meant to pay tribute to the show's final act, Luke the Elephant, who was "celebrating" a birthday.
"The theme is that we're bringing him gifts from around the world," Souza said. "So, each of the acts (are) dedicated to a different nationality and these are gifts that are being brought to Luke the Majestic Elephant."
Finally, all the performers sang "Happy Birthday" to Luke before he performedhttp://www.gainesville.com/article/2013112...29776?p=1&tc=pg