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Rana Shares Space With Maia and Bambi

After Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana spent a part of the evening in Yard 1 as a foursome, Maia and Bambi ended up going back into Yard 5, while the other two elephants stayed in the yards near the barn. They all remained in their spots overnight. At one point…...

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Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS and an Elephant Plush

We’re excited and honored to announce that Broadway’s new musical, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS is partnering with us to bring attention to the plight of captive elephants who find themselves in harsh or harmful conditions, and to advocate for the welfare of the thousands still in harsh captive situations all over…...

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Bambi and Maia are Happy Sisters

The magic of sanctuary never loses its wonder. That’s the sentiment at the forefront of our minds today as we watch the friendship between Maia and Bambi continue to unfold. Both elephants have their own backstories, with twists, turns, and heartbreak, that has led them to this place. And watching…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Gets Closer

We make an effort to remove ourselves from the everyday lives of the elephants, except when  necessary. We find that the fewer interactions with humans the girls have, the more content they become and the more they focus on their relationships with each other. Many of you may not realize…...

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EleFact Friday: Informative Scent Trails

For this week’s EleFact, we’ll look at something that might be unexpected: elephant dung. You might be surprised to find out how much can actually be determined by examining waste. Today we’ll be focusing on something researchers have been studying for the last few years: how elephants gain information from…...

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