Scott, Kat, and our veterinarian Trish bring everyone along on Wall-E’s (our drone) first flight after the devasting wildfire raced through our property late last week. (If you missed it, details are here → ).
There is a stark difference between what was protected and what burned. Scott gives a detailed tour (you can see Tamy’s future habitat, as well as the African Habitat).
While the fires were devastating, please know that this is a spectacular and resilient region, and we know it will recover in this year’s rains.
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Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin saysOctober 14, 2020 at 4:40 pm
Todos en el Ssntuario son tan adorables que hadta lo quiero a wall E ( haa me encanta que le ponen nombres a los objetos y magicamente humanizan el entorno) Que lindo ver el lugar para Tamy! Por suerte es alli prodiga la naturaleza y muy resiliente.??‼️
Deb Moore saysOctober 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm
Sobering, but as you have said those areas are fast at regrowth. I recall a fairly good fire in my village in Belize and it was almost back to normal in two years.
PLEASE stay safe, so grateful, and heartbroken that you had to deal with this. THANK you.
Debbie Sides saysOctober 14, 2020 at 5:07 pm
So glad you’re all safe. I love the reassurance from the rooster in tge background saying everything will be okay 🙂
Nancy Shaw saysOctober 14, 2020 at 6:09 pm
Yay for your Rooster ! 🙂 Hi Trish — from Portland, Or, Elephant Conference a few years ago. 🙂 Thank you for the video.
Julie saysOctober 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm
Wow. I knew what had happened, but seeing it this way really makes it real. I am so grateful for the donor who made your tractor possible. I assume that tractor was integral in keeping all of you, the animals, the buildings, and the in-use part of the property. Whew!
EleComposer saysOctober 14, 2020 at 7:34 pm
The tractor (along with other fire fighting equipment) was purchased with funds donated by our always-amazing, always-generous supporters.
Sunny saysOctober 14, 2020 at 7:43 pm
It´s amazing when all the burned areas turn green after a few rains. I moved to San Luis (Argentina) and there are often fires. Just last week, there were three. The first time I saw everything black I thougt it would stay like that for years, but no, after a few rains, everything was green again.
Wim saysOctober 15, 2020 at 2:01 am
Nice rooster recording. Heartbreaking to watch the damage in reality. Miraculous you’re all saved and well. Will be a hard row to get back to normal and be beautiful green again. What you’ve experienced must be partial climate change related as many paradise country is being destroyed. Stay safe and protected.?
Rosie P saysOctober 15, 2020 at 2:50 am
The stark reality of what you all went through. It must have been terrifying. Thank you for showing us the extent of the damage, it is shocking, especially how close it came to the house.
The sad loss of wildlife across the area is heart breaking. Hopefully, many took refuge in the areas spared.
With the rains will be recovery and we shall look to the future when more ellies join the herd and enjoy the lush habitat that is sanctuary heaven.
Love and hugs!…..and rainbows!
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