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Chrissy and Karissa Have Arrived

Karissa and Chrissy have arrived in Mendoza, Argentina. They are settling into their temporary home and begin working with the elephants full-time in the next few days. They stopped by the Ecoparque Mendoza for a few hours to see Tamy, Pocha, Guillermina, and Kenya. Everyone seems to be doing ok.

Tamy was a little mischievous – as he usually is. Pocha was slightly reserved, but Guillermina came over and was happy to show off by doing a “lean in” as soon as Karissa asked, displaying her sassy teenage-like attitude. Kenya, always on point, came over and presented her feet for inspection.

​As we mentioned before, Karissa and Chrissy will be sharing regular updates from Mendoza, and we hope to have the first #MendozaMail to share sometime next week!

We also wanted to share that we have partnered with FLOAT for another limited edition t-shirt that will be available next week – February 8-14. This shirt will feature Pocha & Guillermina and commemorates their upcoming rescue. We will share details next week, so keep your eye out.  (& yes, they ship internationally!)

Photo above: Guillermina on the left with her trunk up, and Pocha on the right.

Photo to the right: t-shirt design available through FLOAT starting Monday

 

 

Comments(23)

  1. REPLY
    Kenneth Newman says

    Wonderful news that the trainers have arrived at the Ecoparque………..looking forward to lots of positive news from Mendoza,
    Argentina……

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    Sherry says

    Much caring, love, and work will bring these elephants home to sanctuary!👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨🐘❤️

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    cintia abney says

    Good news!
    Now we need to work hard on Tamy’s fundraiser

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    Lila says

    How exciting!!!!!

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    Katie Howard says

    How exciting! Let the games begin! 🙂 Thrilled to hear this rescue is on track even in this COVID world. #perseverance

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    Connie harris says

    Please see if they can make T-shirts’ with long sleeves! I’d buy at least 4

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      They do offer long-sleeved. You can check the page once it goes live. They usually have a sweatshirt, a long-sleeved shirt, and 8-10 other options. 🙂

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    Sue says

    So excited that they are safely there and have already stopped in to see everyone! Hopefully they have some Fruit Loops with them or available! Looking forward to the upcoming progress reports!! It is feeling more real, now they are there. I wish they could all come, as well as Maison from where Bambi was. Keeping the faith!! Can’t wait to get a shirt when they are available! Thank you for everything! Love and hugs ❤️🐘❤️🥰

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    Elaine Decker says

    Great news to start my weekend!

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    Bridget Long says

    I adore this shirt and can’t wait to purchase one and support their journey to sanctuary!

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    Wim says

    Exciting times for everyone. How wonderful to give freedom to another sentient being. 🙏🐘

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    Alana says

    Gotta get a shirt! Then I can ware it during transport & root for the team. This move will be my Super Bowl, only difference is everybody wins. Can’t wait!

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    Jacqueline Miller says

    Wonderful work with elephants. Thank you ❤️

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Happy for the safe arrival of Karissa and Chrissa. I will be watching for positive updates, and I am so excited to learn their progress, and especially to see them interact with the girls at their new home in paradise!!

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    Lois Steinberg says

    Off to a great start. Hoping that their education goes well and they will be on their way to paradise soon!

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    Kelejan says

    Always something good to look forward to. More eles to taste the heaven that is GES.

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    Tammy says

    Thank you so much 💞🌺💕🌸

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    Barb Campbell says

    I love the float t-shirts I have one of Ramba effect I will be ordering more excited 💕💕💕

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    Patricia says

    I’m in heaven! I love that mom and daughter so much. I love them all. This is exciting for us all. Sending all my love.

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    SHEILA says

    KAT! ON MY WISH LIST ID LOVE TO SEE A T-SHIRT WITH PICTURES OF ALL THE 🐘LADIES ON ONE TSHIRT🙏CLEAR GREAT NATURAL PICTURES AND DATE OF RESCUE! EVEN SWEEET ❤️GUIDA AND ❤️RAMBA! OH HOW SWEET THAT 👕SHIRT WOULD BE!! T SHIRT WOULD BE A BIG HIT IM SURE AND GOOD MONEY MAKER FOR UR SANCTUARY!👍 ❗️KAT U HAVE ALOT A FRUITLOOP HUNGRY GALS TO TREAT😄😃
    VERY HAPPY FOR THE REPORT THAT POCHA 🐘AND 🐘G UILLIE AND KENYA 🐘AND TAMY 🐘ARE ALL GREAT!! SOUNDS LIKE THEY ALL KNOW KARISSA AS A TRAINER👍MAYBE THEY KNOW THEY ARE TRAINING FOR A NEW RESCUE LIFE👍 I WISH THEY COULD ALL COME TOGETHER! 2 🚛🚚TRUCKS👍👍. OH ITS GETTING VERY EXCITING 🙏❤️😀. THANKS FOR INFO KAT👍👍

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    Sallie says

    GREAT, WONDERFUL NEWS! A GREAT WAY TO START THE WEEKEND ON A POSITIVE NOTE! I CAN TELL THAT EVERYONE HAS BIG SMILES ON THEIR FACES! EVEN THE ELEPHANTS!

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    Carol Anderson says

    I am beyond happy to know these poor elephants will finally get to leave their mini cement prison for sanctuary. I can not believe how long they have been able to survive under these horrible conditions. Who ever thought this was a reasonable home for them should imprisoned there for a year for their cruelty.

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    Kelejan says

    Carol, I would suggest they be confined there as long as Pocha and Guillermina were. Not their caregivers but the people who had the power to decided how they were to be treated.

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