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EleFact Friday: Elephants in Motion

We’re checking in for another EleFACT Friday. You may have noticed in the videos we share, there is one elephant in particular who has a need for speed, and that’s Bambi. Today we’ll be breaking down elephants and their movement, whether it be fast or slow....

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Determined Lady Crosses the Creek

As we mentioned, Lady has been exploring more of Yard 5, which seems to have boosted her confidence and improved her mental and physical health. Her feet look a bit better since she’s been walking more, as it has been increasing her circulation and blood flow. Though she moves around…...

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Update On our Rehabilitation and Release Program

In addition to caring for the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we have also worked with some injured wildlife in hopes of preparing them to return to the wild. To date, our wildlife rescue and release program has rehabilitated five tapirs, a coati (a member of the raccoon family),…...

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Video: Maia’s Watermelon Technique

All five of the elephants here enjoy a daily allotment of fresh produce. Some have their favorites and others have definite dislikes. But, nobody is going to turn down a fresh watermelon.  In this video, Maia decides to dig right in – or rather, step right in. Her watermelon squashing…...

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From Trish: A Day in the Life Here at Sanctuary

Our educational approach includes plenty of up-close, hands-on practical education, observations, and conversations. There are times when we feel it’s important for our care staff to have solo moments to make decisions, see what works well for them, and understand the scope of what still needs to be learned and…...

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Elephant Hide and Seek

The elephants seem to be realizing that the seasons are shifting, because they are moving around more often in search of the best green patches to graze. They are gathering more often  across the creek in Yard 4. We can see them from the house and through the cameras, and…...

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