Up Close and Personal with Elephants at Two Tails Ranch!

February 18th, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Two Tails Ranch in North Central FloridaIf you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with an elephant then you should definitely consider a visit to North Central Florida’s Two Tails Ranch!

Two Tails Ranch is the only privately owned elephant facility of its kind. It boards elephants in need while also providing educational programs that promote elephant awareness.

One of the best ways to increase awareness of elephants is through interaction with them. Two Tails Ranch offers that in spades! Visitors to the ranch may have the opportunity to hand feed, ride, bathe, and otherwise interact with the elephants!

Elephants may not naturally occur in Florida but the state certainly has the right climate for them. They love it here and Two Tails Ranch provides them with a very peaceful 75 acres of green grass and live oaks.

The ranch has boarded more than 250 elephants since being founded in 1984. Some were temporary guests while others lived out the remainder of their lives here. Elephants arrive here for a variety of reasons. Some are “retired performers,” others have lost their homes or run into medical issues. Whatever the reason, Two Tails is here for them!

Two Tails is currently serving as a permanent home to 7 adult elephants: Bunny, Luke, Roxy, Marie, Patty, Shell, and Tika. The ranch is also home to a variety of other exotic and beautiful creatures. Zebras, tortoises, ostriches, emu, and camels can also be found here. In fact, you never know who you’ll meet at Two Tails Ranch!

Visiting Two Tails Ranch

18655 NE 81st Street, Williston, FL 32696

Two Tails Ranch offers guided elephant tours, demonstrations, and elephant interactions. The ranch is open year ’round and every day but Thursday. Tours are available by appointment only – 352-528-6585.

The facility is licensed by the USDA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department, yet does not receive any state or federal funding. Your visit is one of the facility’s only forms of income, so you can feel doubly good about your visit!

Visit Two Tails Ranch online at www.allaboutelephants.com for more information. You can also follow them on Facebook.

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