Toronto elephants arrive at sanctuary in California
Three elephants from the Toronto Zoo have arrived at their new home in California.
The animal sanctuary that is taking in the elephants tweeted Sunday night ``we made it!!''
Iringa, Toka and Thika were loaded into individual steel crates last Thursday for the 70 hour road trip to the Performing Animals Welfare Society Sanctuary near Sacramento.
Toronto city council voted in 2011 to send the three aging elephants to the sanctuary after animal rights advocates voiced concern for their welfare.
Just after 10:30 p.m., Thursday, Two flat bed trucks carrying Iringa, Thika and Toka left the zoo and headed for their forever home in northern California.
The move was said to begin early Thursday morning, but that had been set back because of delays. It's still unclear the nature of those delays, however Zoocheck Canada believed it was caused by zoo workers, attempting to sabotage the move.
The zoo has denied those claims.
The elephants embarked on an almost 70 hour trip to the PAWS sanctuary.
(Partial files by Canadian Press)