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Happy 2nd Re-Birthday to Guillermina!

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of Pocha and Guillermina’s arrival at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Though Pocha is no longer with us, we still celebrate her presence as it exists in her daughter – who has blossomed into a real charmer and a thoughtful, playful spirit. Guille is also a year…...

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Sweet Girls With Scott

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re sharing a video of Maia and Bambi together in the morning. Maia stands closest to the camera, while Bambi is behind her. Scott talks to the girls as they make chipper noises and Maia occasionally touches Bambi gently with her trunk. It’s just a…...

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EleFact Friday: Muscles and Extension

We’ve written several EleFacts about the elephant trunk, and this week we’ll be looking at another aspect of the trunk – how it extends. The trunk is multi-functional in that it has to be gentle and flexible enough to grab tiny blades of grass, but tough enough to knock down…...

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Late Night Trumpets

On a recent evening at about 8pm, we heard four or five large trumpets coming up the hill from the habitat. Normally, if all is well, they would be followed by a softer trumpet or Mara squeaks, signaling an all clear. There are times when the elephants wake up and…...

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2nd Annual Trunks and Treasures Auction

It’s time to save the date for our 2nd annual Trunks and Treasures Online Auction for Elephants! Beginning on Friday, June 14th, and ending Monday, June 24th, we will be auctioning off a variety of items, including handmade crafts and one-of-a-kind GSE experiences. ...

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Bambi Doesn’t Go to Mara’s Side

It seems that Mara is still coming to terms with the new herd dynamics, and the fact that it seems she is primarily responsible for how relationships are currently evolving. Recently, before breakfast, she and Rana, Maia, and Bambi were all standing at a distance from one another on one…...

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