Travels with Tarra by Carol Buckley

October 8th, 2011 | Posted in Books

Tarra, an Asian elephant raised in captivity, is the subject of this tender photo-essay by Tarra’s elephant-advocate owner. College student Buckley’s courses in the care of exotic animals sprang to life when a local merchant obtained an infant elephant as his store mascot. Before long, Buckley had befriended the store owner and taken over the feeding of the hairy 700-pound infant and eventually…