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Mara and Bambi’s Encounter

After breakfast this week, Rana and Mara had been in Yard 5, while Guillermina, Maia, and Bambi were in Yard 4. Scott saw them and opened up the gate to Yard 5, so everyone was together. A little while later, all of the elephants were down by the water trough,…...

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Powerful Grandmothers

We’ve spoken in the past about elephant mothers and babies, but what about grandmothers and elephant calves? This week’s EleFact will focus on the role that grandmothers play in the survival of calves and the breeding success of their daughters....

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From Dr. Trish: Mara’s Mass

Last month, we had a visit from Dr. Trish. She visits periodically to work directly with our sanctuary herd at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Along with yearly exams, she has been looking at more specific issues, including working with Mara, who has had a mass emerge in her neck. Here, Dr.…...

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Scott and the Ladies at Sunset

As Scott narrates in the video, on this evening all five elephants had dinner near one another. Rana and Mara were together and joined by Maia; Guillermina and Bambi were eating nearby, with Guille helping Bambi make sure there were no scraps left from her meal. ...

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Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia Along the Fence Line

Here we get a close look at the lovely faces of Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia as they stand along the fence line after dinner. Guillermina is there to check for scraps from her neighbors’ piles, as well as to get some good quality time with her friends. You can see…...

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Understanding Guillermina

Guillermina is a charming young elephant, but we’re still trying to understand more about what’s going on inside her. Lately, she’s seemed a little bit angsty and her behaviors toward Mara and Rana have been shifting back toward what we saw in her early days at sanctuary; she’s being less…...

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