The National Elephant Center was a 225-acre home for elephants with the potential to expand in the future. It provided short-term and long-term care for North American elephants in support of the accredited zoo population and for the welfare of elephants in need.
Located in Fellsmere, Florida, The Center provided flexible habitats for both African and Asian bull (male) elephants, herds and social groupings.
The Center was never open to the general public because it had not been designed and is not intended as an attraction. The staff was entirely focused on caring for the elephants.