Two retired circus elephants have arrived in Maine to live out the rest of their lives at a new facility built just for them. Rosie and Opal arrived recently in the town of Hope where they are living at a newly built facility with a large elephant barn and an acre of land developed by veterinarian Jim Laurita.

Laurta had worked as an elephant trainer in the 1970's and co-founded the Hope Elephants non-profit organization so he could treat 43-year old Rosie and 41-year old Opal's arthritis. They hope to have school groups visit Rosie and Opal in the near future.