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Lady’s Steps of Hope Part I: Trimming Her Back Feet

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about Lady. When you acknowledge an elephants’ individuality, all elephants are complex, yet some are a little ‘harder’ than others. Lady is amazing, she gives you this wide eyes, crooked smile look, and you can’t help but melt. She’s silly and…...

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Maia Loves Food!

Maia loves food. She loves all food. When people ask what her favorite food is, we usually answer “everything.” We are going to have to respond differently now because we found a food she does not like. As many of you know, we have quite a few chickens here. Most…...

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Lady Chooses Both

Sometimes, life is hard. Other times, life is easy. Sometimes, even when life is easy, you’re faced with hard decisions – like, should I graze or should I enjoy a bath? Thankfully, here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, that’s a choice the elephants don’t need to make. Enjoy this video of…...

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Rainy Season Is Coming to a Close

The rainy season has its many challenges, but if we are honest, we’d have to say nobody is excited when the dry season arrives. At least we aren’t, and neither are the elephants who love the rain and never seem to tire of it. Our laundry dries way faster, but…...

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Maia and Rana’s Footwork Routines

All of our girls get regular footwork, just not necessarily frequent footwork. We look at their feet daily, and if an issue pops up, it’s immediately taken care of. But for the most part, their feet generally look really good. Maia’s footwork is the most infrequent. She uses her feet…...

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Grateful for Her Growth. Every Single Day.

We’ve briefly mentioned it a few times, but we wanted to dedicate an entire post to Lady’s emotional growth. Talking about emotional milestones are different because they are not tangible wins. Something like touching Lady’s foot for the first time, or her learning a new behavior, is a precise moment.…...

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