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Disappearing Friends

Rana is a funny girl. She adores Ramba, and Ramba loves her. But when it’s time to eat, Ramba happily and quickly follows while Rana can get a bit distracted. If too much distance comes between them, sometimes Rana isn’t sure where Ramba went and doesn’t seem to think you…...

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Thank you! We are Getting Close to Funding Kenya’s Fences!

We launched our Fences4Kenya campaign on Giving Tuesday to an outpouring of support. As of the end of the day Friday, we had raised $87,233 for Kenya. Our Brazilian partners, Santuário de Elefantes Brasil, have raised an additional $9,335 in U.S dollars through their fundraiser as well. This brings our…...

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Bright-eyed Ramba

Ramba was bright-eyed this morning. It’s her favorite weather today – not the cool and rainy she knows from Chile, but the cool and rainy of Brazil – that means it’s overcast, 76*F (24*C) and a little drizzly. A huge concern when Ramba lived in Chile was the weather –…...

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Finding Their Way Back to Themselves Is a Journey

We wished sanctuary instantly fixed everything the moment elephants arrived, but believing so would diminish the impact that a lifetime of captivity has on such an emotional, intelligent, and sensitive being. Some do seem to recover almost overnight, but for most, finding their way back to themselves is a journey.…...

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Maia the Pond Blob

In today’s photo, we are going to play a little game of “Find the Elephant.” (HINT: we don’t have rocks in our pond). That’s a resting Maia, and, yes, she is fine. Ramba, Rana, and Lady all receive regular medical treatments at the barn, and Maia must have been feeling…...

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A Dirt Pile for Kenya

This is a happy elephant. Well, this is an elephant having a happy moment. You can hear it (volume UP!), see it in her tail, in her body language, and in that cheesy grin. This is Kenya’s reaction to, literally, a pile of dirt in her barren enclosure at the…...

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