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Rana and Mara are More Vocal

As social dynamics are still settling at the sanctuary, we see Mara and Rana together more and more. While Guillermina still visits them often, she has been spending an increasing amount of time with Maia and Bambi of late....

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EleFact Friday: The Skin They’re In

A few of the elephants at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have wounds that are currently healing and which are healing slowly. Several of you asked about the injuries that Lady endured, and that Rana, and Bambi have been dealing with, so we thought as this week’s EleFact Friday we’d talk about…...

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Maia Snacks and Snacks

It’s been a little chilly here at the sanctuary this week. Of course, by chilly we mean that the highs are in the mid 70s, but with overcast skies. Generally, by around 2pm, the clouds break and everyone heads to the sunny spots in the habitat to soak up the…...

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Finding Mara and Rana in Yard 4

As Scott explains in this video, Mara hasn’t always been keen on crossing to this particular area of Yard 4. Perhaps all she needed was a gentle nudge from a friend to encourage her to overcome any insecurities she may have had. Both Mara and Rana were relaxed enough to…...

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In and Out of the Barn

This week, Maia and Bambi came back near the barn, with Guille following after. Since Bambi needs to put on a little bit of weight and Maia does not, we decided to offer Bambi an opportunity to eat alone so that no one would share her food. Mateus opened the…...

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Sanctuary Life and the Grieving Process

We received a delivery of two loads of steel this week. It’s a wonderful thing, because it means that we get to build more fencing and continue to expand the female African elephant habitat. But it’s also a reminder that no matter how much grief you face, life continues to…...

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