Channel 2 News Release

TULSA – A local nonprofit group is working to keep some of the world’s most gentle giants safe from harm.

The founder and chairman of held a fundraiser Saturday at Whole Foods on 91st and Yale.

He says elephants are amazing animals and that they deserve to be protected.

“The nature of elephants is such that they can’t bear the thought of being away from each other. A female elephant, when she has a baby, a cow has a calf, they never part. They are together for the rest of their lives, every minute.”

Because of this connection, generations of elephants stick together.

One of the main reasons elephant numbers are dwindling has been because of poachers. Thousands of elephants are killed annually for ivory.

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