Endangered Ark Foundation

Endangered Ark Foundation 1/4 mi W of Hwy 93 & E Kirk St Corner
Hugo, OK 74743

Phone: 580-317-8470
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The Endangered Ark Foundation is home to the second largest herd of Asian elephants in America. The foundation was started in 1993 to help preserve these endangered elephants. Tours are available every Saturday at 10am with advance reservation only.

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  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Advance Group Reservations Required, Complimentary Attraction Passes for Guide/Driver, Group Rates Available

  • Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)

  • Tour Information: Customized tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours

Day

Open

Close

Saturday

10:00 am

12:00 pm

Tours are available each Saturday at 10am.

Children 3 years and younger: Free

Children 4-12: $15

13 years and older: $20

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the pricing listed above, prices are subject to change without notice.




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From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/29/15

Laura, to book a tour please click the orange website button at the top of this page. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Laura Draper on 06/29/15

We are coming to town this holiday weekend. Could we schedule a tour?


From Barbara Zeagler on 04/03/15

it is wonderful to see more people making a home for the endangered elephants and other animals


From Pam Meserve on 03/20/15

Wow, thanks so much for this. Someone was right when they said to get the kleenex before reading this. I'm so glad I did. Keep up the super work. I'm so glad that they are doing so well and that their treatments are continuing. Pam


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/20/15

Pam, thanks for checking on them! They are both happy and healthy. To read an update, please click the orange 'website' button at the top of this page. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Pam Meserve on 03/20/15

I was just wondering how Rosie and Opal are doing? They are so missed here. Thanks


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/04/15

Haley, sorry, but we don't have any information on that. However, if you'll call the Endangered Ark Foundation directly at 580-209-2260, they will be happy to answer you. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Haley Pratt on 03/03/15

Do you all host weddings?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/18/14

Diane, tour are available each Saturday starting at 10am. To schedule your tour, please call 580-326-2233 or click the green 'Book Now' button at the top of this page. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Diane Edwards on 09/18/14

I would love to come the elephants. When are you open to public


From Diane Edwards on 09/18/14

I hope the elephants are happy. Sounds like they should be better there.


From bonni on 09/03/14

OMG What is the truth here? What a shame I will be visiting on spring break love E but want to know what I might be bringing my family into. E.A.F please step up to the plate here and state your facts.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/08/14

Sara, the Endangered Ark Foundation is open every Saturday. To schedule a tour, please click the green 'Book Now' button at the top of this page or call 580-326-2233. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Sara on 08/08/14

Will you be open next Saturday August 16th?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/18/14

Sue, we will remove the closure notice from this page when the Endangered Ark Foundation is once again open to the public. We do not have an estimated opening date at this time. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Sue Merritt on 06/18/14

I would like to bring my 5 year old great grandchild to see the elephants. Since he sees with his hands I would like for him to be able to get close enough to touch. Would you please notify us when you will be open again?


From Lori Cross on 06/02/14

I would like to know when you will open too. My niece is turning 16 and we wanted to bring her to see that elephants


From Silvia Routh on 06/01/14

When is it that you will for REAL open the Elephant Sanctuary? It's been over a year and a half that this place is still clossed for renovation. Please let the public now WHEN it will open for real. Thank you


From patricia webber on 03/25/14

I was in Oklahoma last year and personally witnessed one of the elephants left in an outdoor stall on days where the temps were near or more than 100 degrees and the elephant in the stall was unattended, baking in the hot sun in obvious distress, wildly swaying it's head back and forth as if it were going crazy. The elephant didn't even have room to turn around in the outdoor stall and could only shift it's weight from one foot to the other. On none of the occasions that I passed by there at any time did I ever see anyone outside tending to this elephant. These elephants and any other animals in the care of these people should be removed and put on a nature reserve to be properly taken care of and live out the rest of their natural lives. I learned later, the elephant in the outside pen had been denied vet care for over a decade and was beaten with bullhooks as well.


From Timothy Cason on 12/31/13

Will you be open the first Sunday and Saturday of Jan. 2014


From Tabitha Stoner on 10/03/13

@Sandy Gulch - You want to know why its a non-profit SANCTUARY? Because the retired elephants and other animals are cared for there. They are open the first Saturday and Sunday of the month and offer free tours. They accept donations, and as far as the things they might charge for, the money goes to the Sanctuary. Perhaps you should get your facts straight and ask questions instead of assuming something is a sham. You obviously have no idea of what you are talking about. Armando and every one else there are more than happy to address any questions or concerns a visitor might have. Try opening your mouth to ask instead of opening it to sound ignorrant as you already have here.


From J.Korten on 09/25/13

SHOULD THIS REALLY BE ON THE OKLAHOMA TOURISM SITE IS THIS IS TRUE?


From sandy gulch on 09/06/13

How dare you refer to this as a sanctuary & elephant preservation? And non-profit as well?? The elephant sanctuary in Tennessee IS indeed an elephant sanctuary - where elephants can live out their lives withOUT enclosures, withOUT being trained or breeded or put in circuses. We have witnessed, videotaped & photographed elephant & animal abuse at the Kelly Miller Circus for the last few years it's been in our area. The Kelly Miller Circus joins Ringling Bros. as two with the most citations of abuse & neglect. True elephant sanctuaries are where elephants live out the rest of their lives - FREE, without bull hooks, enclosures, trainers, breeding. Kelly Miller Circus is on the road 50 weeks a year - which means that THIS sham of a 'foundation' is only open 2 weeks a year - to train & breed to be able to make more money for their circus. They use this shabby premise of 'foundation' to be 'tax exempt.


From betsy on 08/12/13

I have been wanting to come for a visit for over a year and the compound is still closed for renovations comments are not very flattering so may have to change my mind about making the trip which makes me very sad will be going through Tennessee later this year and may just go to theirs instead thanks any way


From kerri on 07/13/13

Did I read right that these elephants come to an Ok sanctuary during the WINTER, and return to a life of CIRCUS???


From margaret france on 05/01/13

This place is a complete farce. Notice the use of bull hooks? Notice the elephants rocking and swaying? Notice any enrichment in their pens? This is not a retirement home, this is not a sanctuary, this is a breeding compound for Carson and Barnes. Check out how many stillborn babies, check out the deaths. Disgusting. AVOID at all possible costs. These elephants are physically abused their entire lives.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/08/13

Joan, please contact the Endangered Ark Foundation directly by calling 580-326-2233, and they may be able to help you. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Joan Heard on 01/07/13

For months I have been planning a trip for my brother and sister-in-law from Australia. One of the most important tours was seeing tyour Endangered Ark. I've just read that you will not be open until mid-summer. I know that my family will be very disappointed as they will be here for two weeks at the beginning of May, 2013. Isn't there any way I could show them some part of your wonderful organization? Sincerely, Joan Heard


From DANGEL FAMILY on 09/07/12

OUR FAMILY WAS TRAVELING THROUGH FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING YOUR COMPOUND. WE WERE TERRIBLY DISAPPOINTED TO FIND IT CLOSED -. ANOTHER FAMILY DROVE UP AT THE SAME TIME TO FIND THE ENTRANCE BARRED WITH A TRASH CAN. I MIGHT ADD THAT THIS WAS AT THREE OCLOCK P.M SATURDAY SEPT 1ST. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TO HAVE A SIGN POSTED WITH YOUR DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION.


 
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