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Rana’s Toe Blowout

Last week, we started treating Rana for what we call a “blowout” on one of her toenails, which means that an internal abscess has worked its way out and has broken through the skin above her nail.. She’s had trouble with this toe since before her arrival to sanctuary, along…...

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It’s Mara’s 4th Re-Birthday!

Can you believe our luck? We have back-to-back elephant re-birthdays! Yesterday was Guillermina’s 2nd anniversary of coming to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and today is Mara’s 4th anniversary. Mara is perhaps our most mysterious elephant; she studies the world at all times and has no problem sizing you up to see…...

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Happy 2nd Re-Birthday to Guillermina!

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Pocha and Guillermina’s arrival at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Though Pocha is no longer with us, we still celebrate her presence as it exists in her daughter – who has blossomed into a real charmer and a thoughtful, playful spirit. Guille is also a year…...

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Sweet Girls With Scott

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a video of Maia and Bambi together in the morning. Maia stands closest to the camera, while Bambi is behind her. Scott talks to the girls as they make chipper noises and Maia occasionally touches Bambi gently with her trunk. It’s just a…...

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EleFact Friday: Muscles and Extension

We’ve written several EleFacts about the elephant trunk, and this week we’ll be looking at another aspect of the trunk – how it extends. The trunk is multi-functional in that it has to be gentle and flexible enough to grab tiny blades of grass, but tough enough to knock down…...

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Late Night Trumpets

On a recent evening at about 8pm, we heard four or five large trumpets coming up the hill from the habitat. Normally, if all is well, they would be followed by a softer trumpet or Mara squeaks, signaling an all clear. There are times when the elephants wake up and…...

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