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Foot Soaks for Rana

Back to one of our other lovely ladies, Rana. Rana also arrived with foot issues that had remained untreated for years before her arrival to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. First, we needed to train her through positive reinforcement training to present her feet and allow us to file and work on…...

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The Progressiveness of Animal Rights in Brazil

People here and in the US often think that the US is ahead of most of the world in regards to animal rights, but the progressiveness of Brazil was part of the reason for deciding to create a sanctuary here. We talk about the costs of rescues, and this $13,000…...

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Maia and Ramba Rubs

People have asked if Maia is around, and sometimes she is, and sometimes she’s not. All three elephants have access to the full habitat until night feed, so it’s their choice where they go when. This afternoon Maia and Ramba met up. Ramba is in the foreground, and Maia is…...

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Rana and Ramba Bath Time

Rana was already at the trough taking a bath, and Ramba decided to join her. You can see the increased comfort level as Ramba leans into Rana for a little elephant scratching. The girls did this for several minutes and seemed completely content with sharing their hose time.  Ramba is…...

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Getting a Better Look

Ramba is continuing to flourish at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. This morning her and Rana came back to the barn and were standing side by side. We let both of them inside of the same stall, and they contentedly ate their own meals without being guarded or nervous. There was no…...

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Building Confidence

This is somewhat of a continuation of the other video posted this morning. After Ramba walked away from Maia, she walked into the barn. Rana was already in that stall, the doors were open, and Ramba walked right in. As we have mentioned, we’re not trying to force things with…...

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