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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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Rana and Ramba in the Pond

Rana and Ramba have been swimming in the pond before, but this is the first time we’ve seen this behavior occurring between the two of them in- or out- the pond. It’s something our long-time followers saw happen between Maia and Guida.  Ramba has been here for a little over…...

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Happy Rana and Bright-eyed Ramba

A cute little start to your Monday morning – Rana and Ramba walking into the barn. Rana entered first and then had a little party when Ramba followed her. It’s the little things in life – after decades spent alone, reconnecting after even a minute apart is worth celebrating. December…...

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