Bob Barker, retired 'The Price Is Right' host, delivers elephants to sanctuary
Bob Barker is putting his "The Price Is Right" money and fame to good use. The retired host paid almost $1 million to bring three elephants from a zoo in Toronto to an animal sanctuary in Northern California.
The 89-year-old celebrity made sure he was present at the Performing Animal Welfare Society's ARK 2000 compound in San Andreas, Calif. to witness the three African elephants -- Iringa, Thika and Toka -- roll into their new home. The journey from Ontario to California took four days total.
"I had a lump in my throat, I had tears in my eyes. I've discovered that the older I get, the easier I cry," he tells FOX 40. "The ones that were crying the most were those miserable zoo keepers in Toronto."
The three animals will join eight other elephants currently living in the sanctuary, The Sacramento Bee reports. This is just the latest charity endeavor Barker has been a part of. As he tells FOX, he plans to keep donating money to charities he believes in as he "intends to die broke."