Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

Carol Buckley gets Tarra her elephant back

Now heading for South Georgia and her new home


November 24, 2021

Tarra, the beloved elephant who gained national attention at The Elephant Sanctuary in Lewis County, was reunited Thursday with her rightful owner Carol Buckley. With the decade long custody battle for the 7,000-pound animal finally over, the two now head to Georgia and Buckley's new Elephant sanctuary.

"We're ready. We're absolutely ready for her," said Buckley.

But the story of these two friends took a detour when Buckley was ousted from The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, which she co-founded in 1995. "I really stayed in denial for quite some time thinking that I would wake up in the mo...

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