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Guillermina Discovers the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Discovering the “Itchy Scratchy Tree” is somewhat of a rite of passage for elephants who are new to the sanctuary in Brazil. After being so well loved by 7 elephants at this point (and falling victim to a storm), we are amazed that it’s still around to welcome the 8th…...

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Wishlist Items: A Special Thank You

In April, we put out a call for assistance in gathering some much-needed animal supplies that could only be found in the United States. You bought out our wishlist items and we added more (and more), and all of those items were purchased by you as well. When our staff…...

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Rana and the Hummingbird

For your Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a video of a hummingbird dancing around Rana, as though she were a flower. Hummingbirds have been hanging around the barn almost every day for the past week – but apparently this one wanted to take a moment to kiss Miss Rana’s sweet belly…...

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Sprucing Up the Crates With Our New Backhoe

After nearly a year in Mendoza, our transport crates need a little love before they can be used again. Though it was needed in the case of Pocha and Guillermina, the crates aren’t made for daily use, for such a long time period. The repairs and updates must be made…...

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Pocha and Guillermina Meet Bambi, Mara, and Rana

Now that Pocha and Guillermina have had interactions with Lady and experienced first touches with Maia, we were curious as to how they would react to meeting Bambi, Mara, and Rana – and vice versa. The opportunity presented itself when the three ladies were in Yard 4, neighboring Yard 3,…...

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Maia Eats Near Bambi, Rana, and Mara

While doing a late afternoon check-in with the ladies in Yard 4, we saw Maia right in the middle of a huddle with Bambi and Rana. Mara joined them shortly after. Maia had been spending time eating near all three of the “Powerpuff Girls” that afternoon and all were calm…...

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