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Our Little Spitfire. How Far She Has Come.

Lady shares space with Rana and Mara at times, and sometimes, after being around them, she will show up at the barn looking exhausted and like she needs some time to herself. When that happens, we usually close her in the smaller yards (around six acres/2.5 hectares) near the barn…...

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Mara Makes the New York Times!!!

Mara makes the New York Times!!! We are very excited to share this New York Times article about how South America came together, against all the odds, to open the borders for Mara’s relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Although some of our friends have stated that they wished that GSE…...

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Rana’s Growth: Part II

Maia has been visibly trying to temper her “bulldozer” side around Rana and Mara. It seems like she is making genuine overtures for a deeper relationship. We’ve talked about this growth from Maia’s standpoint, but not from Rana’s. Remarkably, Rana has responded to Maia with a welcoming grace. (This is…...

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Rana’s Growth: Part I

We’ve been posting recently about the ways that Lady, Maia, and Mara have all exhibited a tremendous amount of personal growth lately. We haven’t been talking much about the growth we’ve seen in Rana. Rana’s growth is more subtle, but it’s the type of growth that allows everyone to flourish…...

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Maia’s Growth

Early one day, Rana and Mara were ankle-deep in the pond when Maia showed up. Mara started vocalizing, and in response, Maia stopped. She turned her body around and pointed her rear towards them in a submissive gesture. It seemed to be clear communication that she was listening to Mara’s…...

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Taking Turns During the Morning Treatments

With the ever-evolving dynamics among the elephants, we sometimes have three elephants around during morning treatment. Lady usually doesn’t focus or relax during her foot soaks in the barn if other elephants are around, but is fine with treatment if she is in the habitat. If it is foot soak…...

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