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Pocha and Her Watermelon

Elephants seem to get great enjoyment from eating a watermelon – and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as listening to and watching them eat one. Because the girls tend to like the fruit so much, we often use it when doing basic check-ups, training, and medical treatments. ...

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Happy 2nd Re-Birthday, Bambi!

It’s official: the lovely, rumbly Bambi has now lived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil for two years. Watching her learn and grow has been a delight and an honor – particularly as we see her continue to emerge into the elephant she was always meant to become. ...

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Contented Swinging Elephant Tails

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we have a simple moment of contentment with Rana and Mara. Sometimes the best part of your day is spending quiet time with one of your dearest friends. The swinging tails are a true sign of ease and being comfortable in their space. Wishing you…...

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Sanctuary Elephants At Ease

Some days at sanctuary there are sweet stories about what the elephants are doing or a funny anecdote about an interaction, even an adventurous tale of exploration of new yards. Every one of those days brings us joy, as we watch and see a growing, happy, healthy herd. There are…...

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EleFact Friday: Useful and Unique Elephant Ears

For this week’s EleFACT Friday, we’re going to talk about the appearance of an elephant’s ears and why exactly some look the way they do. Many of you have noticed that a few of the elephants here have ears that appear worn or tattered. This can happen for several reasons,…...

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Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

Today marks Elephant Appreciation Day in the US – a day to celebrate all things elephant. It was established in 1996 and invites everyone to find something new to learn about elephants, their habitats, their miraculous bodies, and what they do for the world as a “keystone” species – critical…...

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