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Video: Bambi Loses Her Dinner Companions

As you probably know, the three sisters (aka Mara, Bambi, and Rana), often like to take their evening meals at the barn – particularly Mara. So, at the end of the day we open the small yards, so that Mara can make her way down from the larger yards if…...

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Rainy Season Comes to an End

Here at the sanctuary, rainy season means beautiful and deep green colors in the grass, vines, and land; we usually see at least four shades of green in the grasses alone. As the dry season begins, we are a little sad to see that lushness begin to disappear. Things will…...

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EleFact Friday: The Incredible Elephant Brain

We’re back for EleFACT Friday to talk about elephant brains and what they’re capable of. We know already that elephants are intelligent, but what is it about their brains that contributes to this intelligence and emotional awareness? ...

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina Get Into Mischief

Pocha and Guillermina’s training in Mendoza is moving forward for the moment, though – as we have mentioned – gradually. Perhaps that is why the two ladies are trying to add a little excitement to their time in quarantine with some late-night antics.  On a recent evening, security guards caught…...

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Lady Explores and Flourishes

Lady spends much of her time in Yards 1, 2, and 3. Those are the smaller yards and closer to the barn, so she does not spend much time in Yards 4 and 5, which are the big yards. Some of the reasoning behind keeping her in the smaller yards…...

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Doctor Trish Arrives for a Closer Look

Doctor Trish, our US veterinarian, is here and has been taking time to reacquaint herself with everyone. She has years of elephant experience and she is one of the vets we consult with whenever there is a medical issue we want an outside opinion on. Her observations bring a perspective…...

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