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Sunday Smile: Rana and Her Hay

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we wanted to spotlight Rana and her stylish fashion. Usually, we see Guillermina and Maia covering themselves in hay. But sun protection is the order of the day, so Rana has jumped on board with a little extra hay on her back!...

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Here’s To Our Wonderful Veterinary Team

Although we often reference the multitude of issues that elephants arrive at sanctuary with, we rarely speak about our veterinary team directly. But we wanted to take a moment to share our appreciation for the work they’ve been doing lately. With Rana’s foot issues (which we’ve spoken about before), Bambi…...

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EleFact Friday: Scent Sensitive

It’s another EleFact Friday, where we try to enhance your knowledge of elephants and sanctuary. This week, we’ll be talking about how elephants detect smells. 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.…...

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Guillermina is Gradually More Vocal

Prior to when this video was taken, Scott was at the fence doing treatment on Bambi. Then Guille and Maia walked over to Bambi and the three of them had a mini-celebration of their reunion. Guillermina generally joins in with rumbles and trumpets, but lost some of her sillier vocalizations…...

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The Elephants Love the New Hay

Last week, we got a new load of hay. It can be difficult to get good quality hay sometimes – well…good enough for the sanctuary elephants. We do get hay that isn’t up to their standards, but our neighbors are extra grateful to take it for their cows, especially during…...

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Very Muddy Elephants

We’ve had a recent break in the heat that the caregivers are appreciating when it’s time to clean up elephant dung from the yards. When it’s cooler out, the elephants will sometimes walk around more during the day. In the morning, all five girls were in the yards by the…...

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