Join Our Mailing List
Contact Us:   
Galt, CA 95632
Fax 209/745-1809
Email us:
Web site: 
Don't forget to watch our Calendar of Events page for the date of next year's Elephant Grape Stomp.
And the winner is. . .  
PAWS Director Pat Derby congratulates Maggie.
Maggie Crowned
Miss Tuskany 2009!

Miss Tuskany 2009 was crowned Saturday afternoon in San Andreas, California. The winner is Maggie, an African elephant born in Zimbabwe, raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and now residing at the PAWS' ARK 2000 sanctuary.

Maggie ran a close race with African elephants Mara, Ruby, and Lulu, and Asian elephants Annie, Rebecca, Wanda, Gypsy and Nicholas, to win the title. Wanda, formerly of Detroit, Michigan, was first runner up.

Maggie is 29 years old, stands approximately 8 feet tall, and loves to spend her days trumpeting and knocking down trees. She is the darling of the African group and can usually be found standing between Mara and Ruby -- rumbling and batting her long eyelashes.

PAWS co-founders and directors, Pat Derby and Ed Stewart, announced the winner at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, before an enthusiastic crowd attending the annual Elephant Grape Stomp at the ARK 2000 Sanctuary.

At the end of the day, there were no losers. The Miss/Mr. Tuskany 2009 competition, the first of its kind that we know of, raised more than $15,000 for the elephants.

Thank you to everyone who voted for the elephants in this year's competition. 

If you have a friend, family member or co-worker you think might be interested in hearing about the animals in our care, our sanctuaries, and the work we do, please use the "FORWARD EMAIL" link below to send them this copy of PAWS' E-NEWS.