Blogs

Maia and Some Unexpected Excitement – Part 1

When Bambi arrived in September, Maia was the first elephant she met up close. As we shared then, it wasn’t a perfect experience. Bambi wasn’t well socialized and approached Maia head on while Maia was eating. Maia didn’t appreciate it and, after giving Bambi a nudge, ignored her....

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Happy #MelonMonday!

It’s #MelonMonday! As we mentioned yesterday, Mara is eating several hundred pounds of produce each day, which is fantastic. We have discovered one food that she just can’t get enough of: the Melão amarelo, or yellow melon. They’re similar to honeydew (known in some places as a White Antibes melon), except…...

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Mara and Her Refined Palate

Mara is continuing to eat well, which is fantastic. She still is not eating normally, but she is eating a decent amount of foods consistently. She grazes and eats hay at times, but we are still feeding her a good bit of produce daily....

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina’s Curious Conversation

Our latest #MendozaMail from Chrissy – Elephants can be very vocal, and on this particular morning Pocha and Guillermina had a lot to say! Pocha is a mother to Guillermina, but I’d venture to say that, due to their circumstances, their relationship is stronger than mother/daughter. They are each other’s…...

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EleFact Friday: Sense of Smell

It’s another week of eleFACT Friday! You may already know that elephants have an incredible sense of smell, which is advanced enough to detect water sources up to 12 miles away. Scents go through the nostrils, which are located at the tip of the trunk, and then travel through a…...

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Sanctuary Magic: Night Feeds

Night feeds have become a special time at the sanctuary. Even when the girls are being silly, there is a relaxed and peaceful feeling to them that can’t be recreated during the day. Even Scott, who is traditionally a morning person, loves these moments....

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