More of Our Sanctuary Family: Jorgina, Sally, and Milo

In addition to the elephant residents here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (and the revolving door of rescue animals we rehabilitate), we also have cats, dogs, chickens, two goats, and a lamb.  The goats, Jorgina (Jorgie) and Sally, are supposedly litter mates who were owned by someone who sold goat’s milk.…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Truly Have Big Hearts

Happy EleFACT Friday. Although elephants’ physical size towers over many other species, the internal organs are proportionally no bigger than those of many other mammals. However, the heart in particular is surprisingly large and can vary in size depending on the elephant’s age and weight. The average weight for an…...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Elephant

If you were to ask for a simple description of an elephant’s day here at sanctuary, you might get a joking answer like: nap, eat, chat, poop, nap, eat, play, poop, etc. But, of course, there’s a little more to it than that… sometimes.  As the sun comes up, our…...

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A Health Check-Up With Rana

None of the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil came to us in perfect health, but we have seen each of them heal in so many ways since their arrival. Rana is now in good health for her age, but she has some smaller, lingering issues that still need attention....

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Video: A Quick Chat With the Three Ladies

We never know what the elephants might be talking about. Knowing Mara, Bambi, and Rana, it’s possibly dinner – but they seem to be good storytellers, no matter what the topic. Scott recently recorded a short moment of casual conversation. At around 9 seconds, you can hear Rana make an…...

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Bambi and Rana Cause a Nighttime Commotion

Because Lady has been spending more time in Yard 5, the other four elephants have been given access to Yards 2, 3, and 4. We don’t necessarily keep track of them at night, but we really don’t need to because they give us vocal status updates throughout the evening. Mara,…...

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