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RanaBug Is a Very Clever Girl ;)

Rana and Mara seem to have a balanced relationship. Being together seems to be the most important part of the equation for them. Maia and Guida would sometimes wander off to different parts of the habitat and spend time apart. That’s something we haven’t seen with Mara and Rana. They…...

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Lady’s First Dry Season

It’s the middle of the dry season now. As the pastures and grasses begin to dry out, where the elephants graze shifts. It’s the time of year where the grass becomes a mix of green and brown. The girls are usually happy to eat the mixed-grass by the trunkful. Sometimes…...

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Happy Friend’s Day!

Today is a special day in Argentina – Día del Amigo! That translates to Friend’s Day, and it’s a popular holiday. It’s somewhat like Valentine’s Day in the US, except it’s your friends that you take out for drinks, dinner, and sometimes gifts. It’s also a day for people to…...

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Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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Water Tanker Party

For the 2019 Big Payback, we raised funds for firefighting supplies. One item on that list was a large water tanker, to provide us with a mobile water source. During the dry season, we keep the full water tanker nearby whenever anyone is welding for safety. Thankfully, we’ve never needed…...

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Lady’s Trumpet Party for Two

Often, in the mornings, team members who live on the Sanctuary grounds can hear Lady having an early morning trumpet party. Each elephant’s trumpet is slightly different, and we can usually tell who is trumpeting. These early morning trumpets are distinctly Lady, and they frequently happen right before the team…...

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