Speaking of Elephants
I know, I know, but they're not giving me enough to do here.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has a two-part mission:
To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and a heated barn for cold winter nights.
To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures.
The Sanctuary is not open to the public, but they do provide a webcam where, with luck, you can get a look at one of the residents. You could also donate to the Sanctuary, if you were so inclined.
Also, this site collects many of photographer Gregory Colbert's portraits of animals and humans interacting in unexpected and moving ways. He has a lot of elephant photographs, one of which I've printed up for a bit of inspiration as I work (slowly, slowly) on developing my elephant story.