The Sanctuary Announces the Passing of Asian Elephant, Nichole


nnessee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Asian elephant Nichole at age 48. Nichole was the 30th resident at The Sanctuary.

Nichole arrived March 9, 2023, with a long history of chronic foot disease and osteomyelitis. These health issues were compounded by more recent diagnosis of degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis, and septic arthritis. Nichole’s conditions impacted her quality of life and, combined with her age, set a grave prognosis. Due to irreversible progression of these health issues and the increasing pain associated, Nichole was humanely euthanized on April 20, 202...

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