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Happy 2nd Re-Birthday, Mara!

Two years ago today… That’s when Miss Mara arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and embraced her new home with seeming relief, resting her tired body for an immediate dirt-pile nap. ...

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Pocha and Guillermina’s First Morning at Sanctuary

After a long night, the girls met the day with LOTS of vocalizations – chirps, trumpets, and some little raspberries. Both elephants look more rested than on the night before and could see the sun rise over the horizon early this morning. For those who were unable to join us…...

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Pocha and Guillermina Leave Argentina and Cross Into Brazil!

Here, we are sharing two videos – the first shows Pocha and Guillermina in their last moments in Argentina. The second live video captures Pocha and Guille crossing over into Brazil as our human teams from Argentina and Brazil meet up. The internet drops partway through, so there’s a bit…...

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Maia and Rana Share Touches

After spending time together after last week’s visit to the barn, Maia and Rana have had some lovely little moments to themselves. A couple of days ago at the house, we spied two elephants across the creek in Yard 4, which turned out to be Mara and Bambi. Shortly after,…...

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Late Night/Early Morning Update From the Road

For those of you who are up early/late depending on where in the world you are, it is 2:30 am check-in from the transport caravan’s overnight hotel. The group stayed at a private hotel where the group was able to get some sleep and some very welcome showers. Chilly evening,…...

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Happy Mother’s Day to Pocha

In the wild, female elephants live in a matriarchal society and mothering can be a group effort. Pocha, however, faced the reality of motherhood alone. She carried Guillermina for 22 months and gave birth to her in the pit – with nothing and no other elephants to help. Pocha is…...

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