Blogs

Power Walking Bambi

When Bambi first arrived at sanctuary, with all of her exuberance and readiness to learn about everything new, we discovered that our resident speed walker, Maia, was being quickly outpaced by the new elephant. Bambi continues to power through hills and hustle through the habitat (even losing track of where…...

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Mendoza Update: Pocha and Guillermina Await a Final Permit

We know that many of you are eagerly awaiting more news about Pocha and Guillermina and, while this is not a huge status update, we want to share with you what we know about the ongoing process and plans for relocation.  Things have been progressing well with the girls. As…...

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The Dogs Love a Muddy Run

Sanctuary dogs Bugsy, Minnie, and Molly love running along the 4-wheeler – especially down muddy roads. Milo the lamb has been known to join them at times, but only on occasional short runs to the African barn as a treat. We don’t know if all dogs love mud, or if…...

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Bridge Repair Update!

We recently sent our followers a request for help in rebuilding the top portion of  the dilapidated bridge that leads into and out of the sanctuary, and you responded quickly and with enthusiasm.       That’s why we say time and again that our supporters are among the most…...

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EleFact Friday: Ways to Chill Out

Here in the United States, parts of the country are starting to experience some spring-like weather, as we reach warmer temperatures. Although humans have their own ways of staying cool, today we want to discuss how elephants manage to beat the heat in the warmer months. ...

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Doing What Comes Naturally

When it comes to animals, what is learned and what is instinctual? There are many different studies on the subject, but we can share what we’ve learned from the elephants we have known over the years. Each individual has intrinsic qualities that they were born with and others they had…...

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