Endangered Ark Foundation
The Endangered Ark Foundation is a private non-profit dedicated to ensuring the future of Asian elephants in North America, providing a retirement ranch for circus elephants, and educating the public about this endangered species.
The Foundation was established in 1993 by DR & Isla Miller to help preserve the endangered Asian elephant species.
The Miller Family’s EAF elephant herd is one of the largest in the United States. Their herd consists of 15 Asian elephants in all, with 13 females and 2 males. They range in age from Dori Marie, the youngest baby, who was born in July 2015 to the matriarch of the herd Suzy, who is 65.
According to current statistics there are between 35,000 and 45,000 Asian elephants on earth. As of 2000, there were only 285 captive elephants in North America and only 35 of these are breeders.