A week after Hope Elephants co-founder Jim Laurita’s sudden, tragic death in his elephant pen, the two Asian elephants he always called “his girls” are settling in at the Endangered Ark Foundation in Hugo, Oklahoma.

Rosie and Opal left Maine over the weekend and were transported by truck nearly 2,000 miles to their new home. They arrived at the ranch on Monday — the same place they had been living before the midcoast area veterinarian decided he wanted to bring the retired circus elephants to Hope. Arlinda Copeland, the director of the Oklahoma facility, said Wednesday that the elephants in the herd remembered the Hope Elephants. [Read more]

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