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Pocha and the Elephant Shower

Not all elephants enjoy getting bathed with a hose. Likely, that is because they have been sprayed with water in the past when they didn’t want to be. For that reason, we have an “elephant shower” in Yard 1, near the barn. If you want to give an elephant time…...

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Hay Isn’t Just For Horses… It’s For Elephants, Too!

Adding new elephants to the sanctuary fold is a joy, but it can also bring with it some challenges. While the girls get their primary nourishment from what grows in the habitat, we supplement that food with produce and hay. As you can imagine, seven elephants eat a phenomenal amount…...

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Pocha and Guille Have Their First Open Meet and Greet

This week, Pocha and Guillermina finally felt comfortable enough to share open space with Bambi, Mara, Maia, and Rana. The two had been showing interest in the “Powerpuff Girls,” getting excited whenever they heard rumbles or trumpeting from the three. So, we opened the gates between Yards 3 and 4.…...

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Honoring the Process: What Progress Looks Like

When elephants first arrive at sanctuary, it is easy for humans to slip into a fairytale ideal of what we want their new life to look like. As much as we’d like for elephants to run out of their crates, embrace the outdoors, and make friends right away, not only…...

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Lady Enjoys a Nice Splash

There’s a great deal of excitement around how Pocha and Guillermina are growing and developing since they’ve been at sanctuary. But the other elephants are finding little moments of excitement all on their own. This video was on one of the days that Lady came into Yard 1 to see…...

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Pocha and Guille Step Cautiously Into Yard 4

This week, Pocha and Guille took what is, for them, a big step in expanding their comfort zone within the sanctuary. For the most part, they’ve been content to remain in the three yards closest to the barn – not really looking past those boundaries. Now they are sensing there…...

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