Blogs

Keeping an Eye on the Fun From Afar

Autonomy is an essential aspect of sanctuary. Giving elephants the ability to make their own decisions – even something as simple as choosing to stand in the sun or  the shade is a new experience for many captive elephants. Each elephant has different preferences, and it is both fascinating and…...

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EleFact Friday: The Role of a Matriarch

Our last few EleFACT Fridays have been about male elephants, so this week we’ll be focusing on matriarchs and their leadership status within the elephant herd. It can be said that the matriarch of a herd takes on the most important role of the family structure; she is often the…...

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Mendoza Mail: Learning is Different for Every Elephant

Things in Mendoza are progressing, albeit at a slow speed. Pocha continues to consistently do well with the behaviors required for her 30-day in-place quarantine. Guillermina is slowly returning to her normal self with training, but she isn’t fully there. Every elephant is very individual. Within that individuality, most of…...

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Happy Re-Birthday to Mara!

Happy Re-Birthday, Mara!  We can hardly believe it’s been one year since this incredible, spunky, vocal squeaker made herself at home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. One year ago today, she walked out of her crate, dusted herself, and promptly laid down on a pile of dirt to nap. She had…...

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Elephant Behavior and Human Intuition

While Bambi has settled at sanctuary in terms of the relationships with other elephants and appreciation of the land, she doesn’t have the same depth of bond yet with the humans here. Though she likes her humans, the relationship tends to be a little superficial. She sees humans as more…...

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Mara’s One-Year Anniversary Celebration T-Shirt

Later this week (Thursday) is Mara’s one-year anniversary at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, and we wanted to do something special. This week only, we have partnered with FLOAT to offer a limited-edition anniversary shirt for Mara....

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