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From Trish: A Day in the Life Here at Sanctuary

Our educational approach includes plenty of up-close, hands-on practical education, observations, and conversations. There are times when we feel it’s important for our care staff to have solo moments to make decisions, see what works well for them, and understand the scope of what still needs to be learned and…...

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Elephant Hide and Seek

The elephants seem to be realizing that the seasons are shifting, because they are moving around more often in search of the best green patches to graze. They are gathering more often  across the creek in Yard 4. We can see them from the house and through the cameras, and…...

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Happy World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day and this year the theme is ecosystem restoration. As we talked about in our Earth Day post, elephants are keystone species and are important to both the survival of other animals and the maintenance of their physical environment. Because they roam over large areas, their…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephant Skin

Happy EleFACT Friday — today is all about elephants and their skin. The skin of an elephant can weigh as much as 2000 pounds (over 900 kg) and varies in thickness across their bodies. On vulnerable spots, like on the trunk, legs, and back, the skin can be 2.5 to…...

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Maia’s Silly and Sleepy Moments in the Barn

On a recent afternoon, Trish accompanied Scott to the barn for some basic footwork treatments. Maia tends to be very cooperative with us in most situations. But, sometimes she may want to take a break and just spend a few moments in her thoughts or, perhaps more often, use the…...

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Mendoza Mail: Ecoparque Mendoza Takes Over – and a Safety Update

Things continue to shift in both Brazil and Argentina as a result of Covid restrictions and safety regulations. Our trainers Chrissy and Karissa have returned to their homes in the US. We are grateful for their long-term stay in Argentina, but we know they have lives of their own that…...

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