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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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Pocha, Guille, and Rana At the Mud Wallow

Guillermina and Pocha have been showing an increased interest in interacting with the other elephants at the sanctuary, to different degrees. After their last encounter with Bambi, Mara, and Rana, Pocha spent the following evening searching for them along the fence line. So, when we found Rana in Yard 4,…...

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Guillermina Discovers the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Discovering the “Itchy Scratchy Tree” is somewhat of a rite of passage for elephants who are new to the sanctuary in Brazil. After being so well loved by 7 elephants at this point (and falling victim to a storm), we are amazed that it’s still around to welcome the 8th…...

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Wishlist Items: A Special Thank You

In April, we put out a call for assistance in gathering some much-needed animal supplies that could only be found in the United States. You bought out our wishlist items and we added more (and more), and all of those items were purchased by you as well. When our staff…...

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Rana and the Hummingbird

For your Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a video of a hummingbird dancing around Rana, as though she were a flower. Hummingbirds have been hanging around the barn almost every day for the past week – but apparently this one wanted to take a moment to kiss Miss Rana’s sweet belly…...

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Sprucing Up the Crates With Our New Backhoe

After nearly a year in Mendoza, our transport crates need a little love before they can be used again. Though it was needed in the case of Pocha and Guillermina, the crates aren’t made for daily use, for such a long time period. The repairs and updates must be made…...

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