A matriarch and her family unit
A herd of elephants in the Kunene region of Namibia
An all-bull social group
Tembo Preserve in Tehama County, Northern California
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT »
The Tembo Preserve Foundation is no longer pursuing plans to create an African elephant preserve in Tehama County and has withdrawn its application with the Tehama County Planning Department. The Tembo Preserve Foundation made this difficult decision after determining that we could not secure the permitting required to create a suitable habitat for the elephants.
We thank all of our supporters in Tehama County who mobilized on behalf of African elephants and gave the Tembo Preserve their backing. The Tembo Preserve Foundation remains fiercely committed to the conservation of African elephants in the wild and will continue to support conservations causes around the world/through our advocacy and philanthropic work.
"First-of-its-kind, the Tembo Preserve in the beautiful cascading hills of Tehama County provides the ideal environment and climate for these magnificent beings. Never before have captive elephants been able to live so much like those in the wild; roaming, foraging, building familial hierarchies—and well, being elephants."
Dr. Joel Parrott, President and CEO, Oakland Zoo