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Sunday Smile: Sanctuary Rainbow

It might not be rainy season yet here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t get to enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful sights. The land is beginning to turn green again, which curiously seems to happen each year before the rain starts in earnest. For…...

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EleFact Friday: The Stretchable Elephant Trunk

We’ve spent many EleFact Fridays sharing the impressive nature and importance of the elephant trunk. The nerves and muscles paired together result in some pretty remarkable skills for the species, but did you know that the skin of the trunk contributes to the success as well? ...

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Guillermina’s Vocalization

Guillermina and Maia spent the afternoon in the mud wallow together recently. Scott was there for a few minutes, so he went over to take a photo; he was quiet and just walked over to the fence without speaking. After taking the photos, Guille saw him and started moving toward…...

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The Girls and Their Bug Spray

In this video, Scott narrates as he gives elephants some natural bug spray in their noses. He explains this is a homemade, non-toxic formula that is safe for them to ingest, should they decide they would like to do a taste test. We spray it on them each day, but…...

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Maia and Guille Have a Quiet Afternoon

During the afternoon, Maia and Guille were hanging out in the yards near the barn. They were relatively quiet all afternoon – very soft and easy. Scott had renovated the mud wallow in Yard 1, so they both decided to get in, acting cute and silly, but not over the…...

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Mara Squeaks a Reminder

Because Mara is sometimes the last to respond to Bambi and Rana’s nighttime parties, you might assume that she’s not as vocal as the rest of the elephants. But that isn’t always true....

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