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Lady Visits Pocha and Guillermina a Third Time

Lady is one curious elephant when it comes to Pocha and Guillermina. A few days ago, she returned to the barn for a third chance to meet the new girls. The first time, Lady walked all the way up to the barn, but the girls didn’t notice her; the second…...

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In Memory Of Alma

The Elephant Sanctuary Brazil team is sad to bring you the news that our resident rescue tapir, Alma, has passed away. Though we are primarily an elephant sanctuary, we have always sought to play a role in the local community by providing rescue and release programs for native animals. That…...

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Cleaning Lady’s Feet In a Surprising Way

In the process of caring for Lady’s feet, we’ve done a lot of research on the best ways to irrigate the grooves on the bottoms and have read about the benefits of oral irrigators. We are mindful of the fluids and pressure settings we use because, like everything, there is…...

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From Ingo: Meditations On An Elephant Rescue

Though Ingo has worked with elephants for decades, his transport of Pocha and Guillermina from Mendoza to Brazil was his first with Global Sanctuary for Elephants. For that reason, we asked him to share some of his thoughts about the experience – what it was like, how he felt, and…...

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Good Morning From the Barn With Pocha and Guille

A quick good morning with Pocha and Guillermina as Scott gets to the barn. The girls are usually very vocal and silly at first arrival but were a little more subdued and sleepy this morning. The ladies have made significant progress over the past 24-hours with their comfort in wandering…...

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Four-Wheeler Fun

Pocha and Guillermina are big fans of the 4-wheelers. Their reactions are those of excitement and positivity, and not fear or hesitation. The sight or sound of them is an excuse for a trumpet/vocalization party almost every time the vehicles come to and leave the barn area. In this video,…...

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