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Getting Up Close With Maia

Today, we caught up with Maia, who was gently grazing in Yard 5. She was taking some time to herself and enjoying that particular part of the habitat on her own. While this is a short video, the perfect sunlight gives you the opportunity to see her fuzzy head and…...

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EleFact Friday: Sanctuary Enrichment

Here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we do our best to provide our residents with the most natural life possible, allowing them to explore the habitats and take in all the wonders of the environment around them. Recently, we’ve received some questions about enrichment. For instance, why do other sanctuaries provide…...

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Dynamics Are Always Evolving

Lately, we’ve been seeing an evolution of relationships among all of the elephants in the group of five: Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guille, and Maia. Maia, Bambi, and Guillermina have been spending more time together as a small group, whereas before Guille would share space with just one or the other…...

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Mara and Maia Spend More Time Together

Lately, we have seen Mara and Maia spending more time together. It’s an interesting combination of personalities, since Mara was initially intimidated by Maia when it was just the two of them and Rana, and then Maia was long intimidated by Mara and her friendships with Rana and Bambi; And,…...

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Further Updates on Lady’s Health

Over the past week or so, Lady has been having some difficulties with her feet, which we detailed here. She is currently experiencing some swelling around her feet and lower legs and is clearly more tentative in her movements. We have been updating medication types and doses, trying to find…...

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Guillermina Finds Snacks

Guillermina is known for her enthusiastic approach to meals and her willingness to try to share food that was put out for the other elephants. However, when it comes to the snacks we scatter throughout the habitat for the girls to find during the day, all bets are off. Whoever…...

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