Friends of Lucy


Friends of Lucy is committed to securing the release of Lucy the elephant from Edmonton's Valley Zoo in Canada, to be safely transported to a well-deserved retirement at either the PAWS sanctuary in California or The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Lucy will be 40 this year and has been at the Valley Zoo for almost 38 years. She's a solitary female Asian elephant who suffers from zoo-related health problems including arthritis and foot disease, and is the northernmost elephant in North America, living in Canada's inhospitably frigid northern climate. Friends of Lucy can be found on Facebook at:, on Twitter at @lucyliberte and reached by email at We appreciate the worldwide support for transferring Lucy to a warmer climate sanctuary and work to make that goal a reality for Lucy.