We know it's been awhile since we brought you a new update... It's been a busy spring at PAWS!
The Animal Planet Series "My New Wild Life," featuring PAWS, is now on the air Sundays at 7am Eastern Time. (Yep, that's 4am on the West Coast. Groan.) If you love the show as much as we do, send Animal Planet an email asking for a better time slot.
Ruby celebrated her first anniversary with Bob Barker, and Bob also paid a visit to Nicholas and Gypsy in May. Check out the PAWS website for details and pictures.
And best of all, Maggie is now one of the girls: she's out in the habitat full-time with 71, Mara, Ruby and Lulu and she has integrated beautifully!
We've accumulated a lot of video content, so you can expect to see much more of the elephants in upcoming episodes.
This week, we thought we'd share Maggie's migration video for those of you who haven't seen it. The video covers her trip via the US Air Force from Anchorage to ARK in San Andreas, and ends with some of the highlights since she's been at PAWS.
About Pat Derby and PAWS
- Galt, California, United States
- Pat Derby’s advocacy for animals developed more than 35 years ago when she began working with captive wildlife in movies and television commercials. While working on television series such as Gunsmoke, Lassie, Daktari, and Flipper, she witnessed the neglect and abuse prevalent in animal training. Determined to initiate better standards of care and handling for performing animals, Pat chronicled her adventures in a Book-of-the-Month Club autobiography, The Lady and Her Tiger. The first exposé of the treatment of performing animals, The Lady and Her Tiger won an American Library Association Award in 1976. Since 1984, The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades. PAWS investigates reports of abused performing and exotic animals, documents cruelty and assists in investigations and prosecutions by regulatory agencies to alleviate the suffering of captive wildlife.