Our mission is to provide continuing care and enrichment for exotic and wild animals in need of a forever home.
Elmira's is a true sanctuary. We do not breed, buy or sell animals. We do not allow public contact with the animals or take the animals off property for display purposes. We work with other sanctuaries across the country to rescue animals from poor/unsafe conditions in roadside zoos and private homes.
“Taking care of the animals, working outside, being with friends and meeting new ones, learning about animals, operant conditioning, animal diets, behavior, and everything related to being an animal keeper. I love working outside and getting a little dirty.”