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Happy World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day and this year the theme is ecosystem restoration. As we talked about in our Earth Day post, elephants are keystone species and are important to both the survival of other animals and the maintenance of their physical environment. Because they roam over large areas, their…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephant Skin

Happy EleFACT Friday — today is all about elephants and their skin. The skin of an elephant can weigh as much as 2000 pounds (over 900 kg) and varies in thickness across their bodies. On vulnerable spots, like on the trunk, legs, and back, the skin can be 2.5 to…...

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Maia’s Silly and Sleepy Moments in the Barn

On a recent afternoon, Trish accompanied Scott to the barn for some basic footwork treatments. Maia tends to be very cooperative with us in most situations. But, sometimes she may want to take a break and just spend a few moments in her thoughts or, perhaps more often, use the…...

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Mendoza Mail: Ecoparque Mendoza Takes Over – and a Safety Update

Things continue to shift in both Brazil and Argentina as a result of Covid restrictions and safety regulations. Our trainers Chrissy and Karissa have returned to their homes in the US. We are grateful for their long-term stay in Argentina, but we know they have lives of their own that…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Guida’s Connection to Sanctuary

Each animal that comes to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil becomes part of our lives and yours. We feel lucky to be part of each individual’s healing journey and many of us can relate to some of their challenges and victories. The emotions that surround them create a connection that we can’t…...

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Trish and Mateus Learn From Each Other

Part of the benefit of having our US elephant veterinarian and consultant, Doctor Trish, on site is that Mateus has someone to watch and work alongside. But having them spend time together is as much for her benefit as it is for his. While Trish specializes in elephant medicine, she…...

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