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Sunday Smile: Dusting With Pocha

As you probably know, Pocha and Guillermina have loved dusting themselves since their first day at sanctuary. This is still true; both of them enjoy playing in the dirt and getting the exfoliating benefits it provides. In this video, Pocha is taking the opportunity to enthusiastically give herself a nice…...

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Keeping an Eye on New Caregivers

Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is currently in the process of interviewing for new elephant caregivers. This way, when the African elephants arrive and we have an additional barn running, we will have plenty of staff on board to care for the girls (and eventual boy). There is still no date for…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Graze All Day Long

We often talk about elephants grazing or eating meals here at sanctuary. So, for this week’s EleFACT Friday, we are going to talk about just how much elephants eat in a day and why. The elephants here browse on grass, vines, roots, and trees, among other things. We also supplement…...

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Lady’s Recent Routine

As we’ve mentioned before, the state of Lady’s feet seems to ebb and flow; she has good moments, and times where her feet are not in the best shape they can be. She has been going through one of her downward periods lately. As a result, sometimes she can be…...

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Dr. Trish: Communicating With My Patients

We’ve written posts before from our visiting veterinarian, Dr. Trish. We thought we’d share some of her thoughts about what it’s like to treat patients – in this case elephants – who can’t verbally communicate. What she has to say is both surprising and practical. (We want to note that…...

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Evening Vocalizations with Pocha and Guillermina

In this video, you can see Guillermina hanging out with Bambi, Rana, and Mara. Pocha had been further down the fenceline, doing her own thing, but came to join the others when Scott and Kat drove by on the four wheeler. As Pocha approached, Guille got excited and joined her…...

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