Two Tails Ranch was founded in 1984 by Theodore H. Svertesky (1954-1994) and Patricia L. Zerbini. The ranch is the only privately owned elephant facility of its kind. The natural coast of Florida is a prime location for elephants. The climate is almost identical to their native countries. The location of our ranch is surrounded by green grass, live oaks and natural wildlife. It is a very peaceful environment that both animals and guests can enjoy. The ranch was built to board both Asian and African elephants needing temporary or permanent housing, regardless of health or dispositions. Over 250 elephants have passed through the gates of the ranch for a variety of reasons. Some stayed temporarily while their own exhibits were being remodeled or built. Others stayed for retirement, medical needs, behavior problems or even in emergencies after hurricanes destroyed their zoos.
In 2008 Patricia Zerbini decided to start educational programs for private sectors and professionals to learn about elephants. As a result, All About Elephants, Inc. was created.
In private guided tours you will learn and interact with elephants like nowhere else. Our ranch is also home to our Grant Zebras Piere and Tache, African Spurthighed Tortoises Bert And Ernie, Red Foot Tortoises Daisy and Rosy, Ostrich Katherine, Emu Peepers, Cockatoo Bob, and Amazon Parrot Murphy.
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Patricia Zerbini and the Two Tails Ranch Family
18655 NE 81 St WILLISTON, FL. 32696 (near Gainesville)
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Have you ever seen an elephant up close and personal? If not, here's your chance! At Two Tails Ranch (All About Elephants) we offer a guided tour where we will talk about the animals and answer questions. We will also have demonstrations as well as a visit to our museum and gift shop. During the tour you will also get a chance to ride the elephants and feed them! Our ranch also includes other animals including zebras, birds, and turtles.
Don't miss out! Our ranch makes a great visit for all ages!
Educational tours are held every day but Thursdays; by appointment only. Tours can be booked for individuals, families or for large groups. (Schools, camps, scouts, day cares, churches, etc.)
Please call (352-528-6585) or
to find out tour times and availability for the date you would like to visit.
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Elephants will make any event memorable! Our ranch can be rented for special occasions and parties.
We also offer to bring our elephants to off site events. Off site events are one of our main sources of income to keep the ranch going and to help promote our efforts in care, management and conservation.