Blogs

Friends Helping Friends Eat Supper

Kat was recently feeding Rana and Mara near the pond in Yard 4. They were sharing space with Maia, but she wasn’t around. As soon as Kat put down Rana & Mara’s dinner, Maia popped up with a big grin, ready for her meal. It was hilarious timing of Maia…...

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A Moment to Pause and Reflect

The elephants in our lives have taught us many lessons. One is to appreciate the ‘little’ things that aren’t so little- the next sunrise, a selfless gesture, a gentle touch, the pain of loss that only comes when you were lucky enough to have loved. Today we take a moment…...

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A Little Splashing and Napping with Friends

Maia was recently standing in the pond as Rana and Mara splashed along the edge. This scenario happens somewhat regularly lately. As we approach the end of the dry season, the ponds become more and more popular. Once it starts raining, and water is abundant, the ponds get slightly less…...

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Lady Epitomizes the Autonomy of True Sanctuary

One recent morning, Kat was giving Lady a drink from the hose in Yard 3 when Lady spontaneously decided to take a bath. Her bath nicely muddied one of the elephant-made mud wallows, so it turned into a small mud party. Lady had a wonderful time, and it eventually segued…...

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Feliz Sete de Setembro & Happy Labor Day

In Brazil, everyone celebrates Independence Day today, on September 7 — or as they say in Brazil — Sete de Setembro. In the US, today is Labor Day, which is always celebrated the first Monday in September, in honor of the labor movement. It’s rare to have the two holidays…...

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National Wildlife Day at the Sanctuary

Wildlife here is everywhere, and it’s National Wildlife Day. ANI We wanted to share a little about the black birds that are frequently visible in our photos and that most elephants are a bit nervous around when they first arrive. In Portuguese, they’re known as Anu-pretos, and, in English, they…...

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