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EleFact Friday: A Healthy and Happy Diet

After sharing a couple posts lately of the sanctuary elephants snacking, whether it be Bambi with her watermelon or Maia and Guillermina sharing their hay, we’ve received a few questions about the diet that the girls receive here at sanctuary. Today’s EleFACT is all about food! ...

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Guille On the Move

Guillermina hasn’t quite settled into the idea that people might be near the habitat for reasons that don’t include food. Sometimes elephants need medical checkups, dung needs to be cleaned up, or the caregivers just drive by to make sure everyone is okay. For Guille’s whole life, the main reason…...

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Maia Goes On a Walk

Maia is known for enjoying time to herself on occasion, though she has become more social with the other elephants over the last several months. In this video, Maia has an entire section of Yard 4 all to herself and seems to be relishing a few moments of the peace…...

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Maia and Guille’s Dinnertime Game

Maia and Guille were eating side-by-side at dinner in this video. Guillermina was enjoying her hay but, as she will sometimes do, wanted to check Maia’s to see if hers looked any better. So, she walked around Maia and leaned in to check Maia’s pile. But Maia, expecting this move…...

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Lady’s Party of One

Some people often wonder if, because Lady chooses not to share space with the other elephants, she gets sad or lonely. Our sense is that this isn’t the case. We feel certain that she communicates with her herd mates in her own unique manner and she most definitely has ways…...

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Updated Female Asian Habitat Map

Many of you have asked for an updated map of the female Asian habitat that you can use to follow along as we tell stories of where the elephants spend their days. We know that maps can better help you visualize where Lady might be wandering in Yard 5, or…...

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