(updated 4/1/20)


Construction Update

We’re on a mission!  Kenya’s fenceposts are going up!
training walls construction
Kenya at the Mendoza Zoo
fence construction

Phase II: Female African Habitat

You did it.  Thousands of you came together for African elephant Kenya last December and donated so that we could purchase four more truckloads of steel and concrete.   That is what stands between Kenya and a life of sanctuary.  Here’s the progress we’ve made since we started working on the fences in January.

Fencepost Counter

408 Fenceposts
182 Fenceposts
182 fenceposts, all with horizontals. Updated 4/4/20.

Rescue Update

There is always work to be done on elephant rescues.


Ecoparque Buenos Aires, Argentina
female Asian

Quarantine is extended for at least a couple of weeks while both Argentina and Brazil sort through the best way to deal with the move during the Covid-19 outbreak.


Pocha at the Mendoza Zoo


Ecoparque Mendoza, Argentina
female Asian

Lots of paperwork & permits still to be finalized. We are hoping for a mid-year rescue.

Guillermina at the Mendoza Zoo


Ecoparque Mendoza, Argentina
female Asian

We are working on plans to have Karissa return to finish quarantine training.

Kenya at the Mendoza Zoo


Ecoparque Mendoza, Argentina
female African

Need to finish building her fencing. Her rescue will be a couple of months after P&G.



Ecoparque Mendoza, Argentina
male Asian

We hope to still be able to begin fundraising for Tamy’s barn and habitat in the Spring.


The Formula Is Simple

The sooner we can build, the sooner elephants come to sanctuary.

Sanctuary Herd Update

We share daily updates on the girls through our blog posts and on social media (facebook, instagram and twitter).



female Asian
Continues floating, but also stops to socialize with both Rana and Lady.



female Asian
Full of squeaks this month, seems light and happy.



female Asian
Doing really well with training, still reluctant to open herself up to trusting Maia and Rana.

Why They Need You


Thousands of captive elephants in zoos and circuses around the world are suffering. Year after year of isolation, restraint, malnutrition, abuse, and lack of adequate exercise and proper medical care exact a harsh physical and psychological toll.

In October 2016,  we made Elephant Sanctuary Brazil a reality with the rescue of our first two female Asian elephants – Maia and Guida. Rana was rescued in 2018, and in 2019 Ramba and Lady became the newest members of the small herd.  Our current progress shows that we have come incredibly far, but there’s still a tremendous amount of work to be done.

There are more elephants waiting for a chance at their own healing journeys like the one Maia, Guida, Rana, Ramba and Lady have taken. GSE can provide the expertise and knowledge but we need your support to make sanctuary a reality for other captive elephants.

Together we are part of the solution for captive elephants.  We are grateful beyond words to you for giving these elephants the second chance they deserve and are so desperately in need of.

Keep Caring. Keep Sharing.

Together we are changing everything for these elephants so desperately in need.