Elephant Diary

A Very Welcome Rainstorm

We are currently ending the hottest part of the year in Brazil. Temperatures are topping out and  humidity is increasing. We have now had a couple of nice, beautiful rainstorms, which is a sign of things to come. Those storms cooled things off fairly quickly which, in Brazil, can mean…...

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Mara and Bambi Walk Back From Dinner

 Sometimes after dinner at the barn, Mara, Bambi, and Rana will lazily stay around or search for leftover scraps; depending on their mood, they might also head back into the habitat right away because they know there are nice piles of food scattered around for them to find. ...

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Mendoza Update: Pocha and Her Crate

Trish sent along this video from Mendoza of Pocha spending time in her crate, seemingly quite relaxed and enjoying a snack. Pocha goes into the transport crate easily and appears to feel safe and secure. The crate is open here and she can back out if she wants, at any…...

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Our New Well – Muddy Girls are Happy Girls

The ladies here love our ponds. Swimming and splashing and pond blobbing are among their favorite things to do. Even Bambi, who doesn’t necessarily go all the way into the water, enjoys standing on the banks and playing in the squishy mud. ...

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Sanctuary Memories: Daring to Forgive

Today, as part of our Sanctuary Memories series, Kat reflects back a bit to the early days of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, to a moment signifying the power of forgiveness. ...

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Video: The Three Ladies Snack Together

Here you can see Rana, Bambi, and Mara enjoying one of their typical afternoon snacks in the habitat. Each girl has her own pile of hay and produce in front of her. However, Bambi decides that she wants to see what Rana has in her pile (you never know –…...

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