Blogs

What is it that makes sanctuary so healing for elephants? Guest Blog

Sanctuary is still captivity.  There are still fences and elephants being managed.  So what is the critical factor that allows the astonishing transformations we see?  Read Scott’s guest blog here....

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Ramba: Elephant Update April 2015

For those of you who love and care for Ramba, we figured we would give you a little update on how she is doing....

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What Brazil’s View on Captive Animals Means for Elephants and Sanctuary

Free Zé Colmeia! (“Free Yogi Bear”) Allegations of poor facilities in Rio Zoo (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) rekindle the old debate about whether to expose animals to the public or keep them isolated in sanctuaries....

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What Elephants Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

In one way or another, all captive elephants have suffered at the hands of humans. And while humans are starting to understand more and the mentality of keepers is changing, most elephants alive today were handled with the old school, good ole’ boys club, mentality of managing elephants. Many have…...

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What a Barn Truly Means to an Elephant

When we talk about creating a sanctuary in Brazil, one of the things we often enthusiastically mention is the elephants not needing to return to the barn....

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The Beginning of Discovering Elephant Sanctuary

20 years ago on March 3, 1995 one very lucky elephant stepped foot onto the first expansive natural habitat elephant sanctuary. It was a day that started a transformation that no one could have anticipated. ...

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