Caring for Elephants
A new home for elephants. A new model supporting excellence in elephant care.
The National Elephant Center was an American 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization founded by a group of ten directors from zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
The center operated on a 225-acre site in Fellsmere Florida from 2013 to 2016. The very first elephant residents were a family group of two females and two males that arrived from Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.
The National Elephant Center was forced to close after numerous extremely troubling deaths of elephants.
This site now serves as a historical record of the NEC and its past.