Blogs

Maia’s Belly – Unique But Perfect

We’ve been expanding our caregiver team in preparation for the arrival of our new elephant residents. One of our newer caregivers, Kairo, is starting to shadow trained caregivers as they interact with the elephants....

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The Dry Season and Wildfire Preparation

Every year, as the end of the rainy season approaches, we begin preparing for the dry season.  For us, the dry season is synonymous with fire season. Each year, we prepare extensively by creating fire breaks and mowing certain pastures, as a precaution. A fire break is a gap in…...

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We Follow Their Lead

While the elephants have their regular routines, like all of us, they still have days when they decide to do something completely different. Recently, Mateus experienced one of these days. While checking to see where all of the elephants were, he found Rana near the barn, then headed off to…...

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Mara and Bambi Want Fast Food. Rana Prefers Delivery.

While Rana, Mara, and Bambi are inseparable much of the time, they are still individual, independent elephants....

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Maia Plays Accidental Hide and Seek

Most of our elephant residents will wait for us to find them at mealtime. Not Maia. When she hears the 4-wheelers driving around, she starts looking for us. This habit of hers can leave us going in circles while she follows behind us. ...

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Keeping an Eye on the Fun From Afar

Autonomy is an essential aspect of sanctuary. Giving elephants the ability to make their own decisions – even something as simple as choosing to stand in the sun or  the shade is a new experience for many captive elephants. Each elephant has different preferences, and it is both fascinating and…...

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