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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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Guillermina and Pocha Love Mud

As Pocha and Guillermina have been exploring their new world, they have discovered that they love mud. While this might seem like an obvious thing for many elephants, the harsh living conditions of their past make playing in mud and water a new and exciting pastime. Pocha discovered the beauty…...

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In Memory of Pelusa

Four years ago, a captive elephant named Pelusa, died. And although she never made it to the sanctuary, we have not loved her any less. For those of you who don’t know her, she was a lovely but struggling elephant that we were introduced to and asked to take at…...

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The Sanctuary Night Sky

Filmmaker, photographer, and Santuario Equidad employee Fede Sordo joined our team on Pocha and Guillermina’s transport from Mendoza to Brazil, capturing some of the images and videos we’ve shown you over the past few weeks. A couple of nights before his return home, he captured this image of the night…...

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EleFact Friday: Safe Spaces To Heal

In our recent updates on Pocha and Guilliermina, we’ve received quite a few questions about whether the two are returning to the barn after their explorations in the yards. We wanted to take the opportunity to not only answer the question, but examine the idea that elephants have “safe spaces”…...

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The JEM Project: Helping Build Healthy Spaces

As a young nonprofit, GSE’s growth essentially determines how many elephants we can help. To provide a natural life, sanctuary requires vast fenced in stretches of land. As we work to give homes to more elephants, there is a never-ending need for funding. By expanding, we can offer sanctuary to…...

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