Miss Maia grazing in the habitat

A couple of weeks into rainy season and things are already green, the blue skies are back and the girls are hunting for young grass shoots. The sun softens as well, casting a beautiful golden glow on everything in touches in the afternoon and early morning. Staff and elephants agree,…...

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Guida looking radiant

And lovely Guida, also looking incredibly radiant this week. This morning was a typical tropical rainy day. The temperatures cool down, it pours for a bit and then you would swear everything is more green when it stops. The girls enjoy this kind of weather. Maia had walked into the…...

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Mendoza4 Update: The Process of Giving Them Their Second Chance

This is Tamy, he is one of the four elephants that the Mendoza Zoo has agreed to send to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. As you may have already picked up on from past posts, I am absolutely in love with this tired boy. Although he is labeled a ‘killer’ and is…...

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More Beautiful by the Day

I don’t believe it’s just us, but we truly feel like both Maia and Guida become more beautiful by the day.  How they feel about themselves on the inside, is showing on the outside and can’t help but bring a smile. This is what sanctuary is all about: the miraculous…...

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Maia crosses over the creek

The tracks from today’s earlier post belong to Miss Maia. She crossed over the creek for the first time and scoped out the other side. Since the rainy season just started, the creek is dry, but the temperatures in the creek bed are still much cooler and now she knows…...

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Into the evening with Miss Guida

This morning Guida was very quiet, she ate well and everything else seemed fine, so we decided to keep a close eye on her to make sure she was feeling ok. After a day of napping and grazing, she is back to her ‘normal’ self, good energy, bright eyes and…...

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