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Mendoza4 Rescue Series: 30-Day Quarantine

This beauty with the hay baret and one ear out is Kenya, one of the Mendoza4. In December we visited the zoo to spend some more time with them (this was our second visit) and try to come up with the steps that would need to be taken to get…...

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Ramba: Work On Her Rescue

  It has been a while since we’ve shared a Ramba post. She continues to do well as the fall arrives, with cooler mornings and evenings, and we work on her rescue. Her process is a little different than Pelusa’s because of what each government requires. For Pelusa we’re going…...

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Pelusa Part IV: Where Does That Leave Us Now?

Pelusa Part IV: So where does that leave us now? Pelusa has found her way into many hearts- she is more stunning (inside and out) than any photo could ever show. Those of us who care for her are all still fighting to bring her to sanctuary, but that future…...

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Pelusa Part III: Her Foot And Joint Issues  

Pelusa Part III: Her Foot And Joint Issues Why foot and joint issues are still one of the leading killers of captive elephants. In our elephant careers we have unfortunately seen several elephants leave this world simply because their feet could no longer hold up the weight of such a…...

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Pelusa Part II: Dr. Rinku Gohain and Kat Blais’ Visit

Pelusa Part II:  When Dr. Rinku Gohain and myself (Kat Blais, GSE Co-founder) arrived at the La Plata Zoo in December and walked out into the yard to see Pelusa both our hearts sank. We said nothing to each other, just quietly observed the stoic, sad figured who wore exhaustion…...

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Pelusa Part I: Her Rescue Update

Pelusa Part I: her rescue update.  This is Pelusa. She is strong yet frail, cooperative yet stubborn and stunningly beautiful although her body continues to betray her. We hope for her to be one of the next two elephants that come to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (currently waiting on CITES permits.)…...

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