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Guille and Pocha Up Close and Personal

Guillermina is getting slightly better at walking around trees and bushes, though this video shows that she still has no problem charging forth and over brush at times. Here, she and Pocha meet Scott along the fence line for some face time. You can get a good look at Guille’s…...

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Maia’s Fantastic Hay Hat

Maia and Lady are known for their natural head decorations and Guillermina is starting to follow in their footsteps. But hay isn’t purely decorative when it comes to elephant “hats”; wearing it in this way protects them from sun and helps keep bugs at bay. So, while it looks like…...

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Mauricio’s Return

You may remember Mauricio, the tortoise who was part of our rehabilitation and release program. When he was brought to us, he was in pretty good shape after someone decided to keep him as a pet. Sadly, he had an “M” carved into his shell by some unknown person. Mauricio…...

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EleFact Friday: Keeping Cool and Warming Up

As we finally enter the autumn season in the states, the rainy season is about to begin down in Brazil. Changing seasons allow us to reflect and prepare to help the elephants keep cool (or warmer) as their bodies do the work to regulate and help them adapt to changes…...

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Maia’s Post-Rain Scratch

We recently talked about the dry season coming to an end and, since then, have been lucky enough to experience several soaking rains at the sanctuary. The elephants delight in this weather, perhaps because it feels good on their skin or because it gets into all the “nooks and crannies”…...

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Pocha and Guillermina Explore Yard 5

For the past few days, Lady has shown interest in spending time in the yards closer to the barn rather than roam in Yard 5. We saw this as an opportunity to introduce Pocha and Guillermina to Yard 5, which is a whole new space for them. As we’ve mentioned…...

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