Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza!! We don’t usually do things like this in Brazil because, while it’s fun for humans, it just isn’t necessary for the elephants. We encourage our sanctuary residents to be independent of humans and to live their lives as free and wild as possible. In their…...

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Mendoza Mail – Wonderful Reminders

Here is our first Mendoza Mail from Karissa in Argentina, where she is working with the #Mendoza4 – It was at initial sight that I was quickly reminded how special they all are. Kenya with her clever eyes and enigmatic smile, Pocha with her gentle face and hesitant but inquisitive…...

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Elephants and Their Relatives

Happy EleFACT Friday! Every week, we’ll be sharing interesting and educational facts about the species that we all know and love. We hope that we can help you learn something new about not only the girls in our sanctuary, but elephants around the world....

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Elephant Fencing: Home to the Sanctuary Tunneling Tree Frogs

We’ve been a little overrun by frogs here recently. We began noticing it a few months ago as we offered the girls the hose at the 4B water trough. We heard this little frog noise, kind of like a “whomp, whomp” sound. We looked around and realized it was coming…...

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Sometimes Carrots are Just Gross

Mara and Bambi continue to do excellent with sharing space. It seems that whatever happened before has been left in the past. The two frequently make us laugh with their regular antics....

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Lady and Her Naps

One recent morning, Lady was lying down upon initial arrival. Mateus was the first human at the barn, and even though he has been here for months, it’s the first time he has seen Lady lying down. We know she lays down frequently, but we don’t see her do so…...

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