Saturday, November 03, 2007

Picture of Maggie Friday at new home PAWS

PAWS = Performing Animals Welfare Society

Maggie Trumpets (Signals) the Other Elephants at Cams

You can actually see Maggie and the other elephants on the Paws Elephant Cam

Maggie, who was transported from the Alaskan Zoo. arrived safely after flying on an Airforce plane and then was trucked to the Performing Animals Welfare Society's 75 acre site in Calaveras County Ca. According to news reports, she is doing very well, has already signaled the 4 other African elephants at Cams who she will be introduced to very soon. Right now she is being housed in her spacious barn and can be seen sometimes on the web cam exploring around her "outside the barn" pasture space. The Calaveras wildlife space is a beautiful setting for any elephant or any person for that matter. I am watching Maggie now live on the cam view that PAWS provides.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Two Photos from PAWS Website (What the place is.)

What a terrific place.

The two elephants pictured on the ground are sleeping in the sun. Oh, so nice!!

Maggie is at new home in California

Friday, November 02, 2007
Welcome to California, Maggie!

Alaska no longer has an elephant! Maggie left Alaska last night aboard a U.S. Air Force plane and is now exploring her new home at PAWS in California.

Posted by Lisa

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Good News

Maggie in her old home at Alaska Zoo. Maggie is leaving for California.

Elephant (Maggie) from Alaska Moving to CA Wildlife Sanctuary

Air Force about to move African elephant from Alaska to Calif.

Alaska's only elephant is coming in from the cold. Maggie, a 25-year-old African elephant, will be flown today from The Alaska Zoo to the Performing Animal Welfare Society in balmy California.

After coming under fire from critics who complained about the animal's poor quality of life, the zoo spent $100,000 on a treadmill for the 8,000-pound elephant, but she wouldn't use the machine and her exercise was limited to a small enclosure outside the elephant house.

They zoo eventually agreed to move her to California.

"She's definitely going first class," Alaska Zoo spokeswoman Eileen Floyd tells the Anchorage Daily News.

Handlers have warned the crew of the C-17 transport plane that they're likely to hear Maggie trumpeting and banging her head during the trip. To calm her nerves, the transport team, which includes veterinarians, will have some of her favorite toys on board the plane.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007