Blogs

Rana’s “Land Shark” Technique

Sometimes after we put snacks out into the habitat, some of the girls become what we refer to as “land sharks,” headed straight toward the food. What you see in this video is Rana’s particular technique for this. She’s more sly in her approach than the others; she likes to…...

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EleFact Friday: Desert Elephants

Many of our EleFACT Fridays have been dedicated to discussing the differences between Asian and African elephants, so many of you know by now that African elephants often live in grassland and forest environments. But did you know that there are also populations of African elephants that live in the…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Mara

As part of our Sanctuary Memories series, Kat shares a story about the first time she met Mara at Ecoparque Buenos Aires. On Scott’s trip prior, Mara had been inside of her barn and, due to enclosure design, he was unable to get a good visual on her. So Kat’s…...

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Maia and Guille Cross the Creek

Guille and Maia were on the move yesterday, walking from the smaller yards in one corner of the sanctuary to the opposite corner in Yard 4 – quite a hike. As part of their trek, the two decided to cross the creek in Yard 4. We believe it’s the first…...

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New FLOAT Shirt Design Available

Each elephant’s journey to sanctuary is unique, just as their journey once they arrive is their own. At some point, you likely followed an elephant’s path here and perhaps saw them step out of the transport container on their own time. Or maybe there is an elephant who has captured…...

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Maia is a Sensitive Soul

When something emotional occurs at the sanctuary, it gives each of us a new perspective on the individual elephants and how they process deep feelings. Though some may view Lady as our most sensitive resident because she is highly attuned to what’s going on around her, Maia is actually the…...

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