Blogs

Maia’s Slow-Mo Ear Flaps

You know those people who seem to have an infinite amount of energy, but, then, the moment they stop moving, they get so tired they almost fall asleep? Maia is that type of elephant. She’s generally so bright-eyed and energetic, but once she stops to eat, you can see her…...

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Lady Explores Yard 5!

While Lady hasn’t shown tremendous confidence with other elephants yet, she has become more comfortable wandering and exploring her natural environment. We took this as a sign that she was ready for more space. The sanctuary is built with flexibility in mind. It was designed to meet the needs of…...

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Disappearing Friends

Rana is a funny girl. She adores Ramba, and Ramba loves her. But when it’s time to eat, Ramba happily and quickly follows while Rana can get a bit distracted. If too much distance comes between them, sometimes Rana isn’t sure where Ramba went and doesn’t seem to think…...

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Thank you! We are Getting Close to Funding Kenya’s Fences!

We launched our Fences4Kenya campaign on Giving Tuesday to an outpouring of support. As of the end of the day Friday, we had raised $87,233 for Kenya. Our Brazilian partners, Santuário de Elefantes Brasil, have raised an additional $9,335 in U.S dollars through their fundraiser as well. This brings our…...

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Bright-eyed Ramba

Ramba was bright-eyed this morning. It’s her favorite weather today – not the cool and rainy she knows from Chile, but the cool and rainy of Brazil – that means it’s overcast, 76*F (24*C) and a little drizzly. A huge concern when Ramba lived in Chile was the weather –…...

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Finding Their Way Back to Themselves Is a Journey

We wished sanctuary instantly fixed everything the moment elephants arrived, but believing so would diminish the impact that a lifetime of captivity has on such an emotional, intelligent, and sensitive being. Some do seem to recover almost overnight, but for most, finding their way back to themselves is a journey.…...

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