Blogs

Rana Is Thirsty

Lately, all of the girls are sharing time with Guillermina, each of them offering her something that she might need at a specific time or place. On this particular morning, she and Maia were sharing the yards closer to the barn while the “Powerpuff Girls” walked to the fence line…...

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Keeping an Eye On Guille’s Emotional State

Some of you have asked how it’s possible to identify the changes that Guillermina might be going through as she moves through the healing process. We have learned over the years what sorts of tell-tale signs emerge when an elephant is dealing with significant change or grief. As with any…...

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Lady and Blue Skies

Some days, the sky at the sanctuary can be unbelievably blue and, now that the grass is getting greener by the day, the contrast in colors is stunning. Here, Lady is the perfect model for an ideal day with a picturesque background. Moments like these remind us that the vast…...

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Rana, Bambi, and Mara Walk to Breakfast

It’s breakfast time and Rana, Bambi, and Mara are on their way to eat together, with Rana in front, Bambi on the right, and Mara behind. Guillermina was headed to join them – and you can see Mara smell in Guille’s direction as they walk. Guille, who is both fast…...

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EleFact Friday: Getting a Sense of the Weather

We’ve mentioned several times now how much everyone at the sanctuary is celebrating the rainy season. The weather is changing, the seasons are shifting, and it seems that all are enjoying the transition. Obviously the elephants can tell when the rain begins, but are they able to sense the change…...

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Guille Expresses Herself

Guillermina’s path to processing Pocha’s loss is her own, and she’s handling it in the way that she knows best. Being so young, she naturally has higher and more playful energy, which hasn’t gone away. But it is balanced with more thoughtful moments, as well. It’s natural for a young…...

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