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Her Own Little Party of One

Early one recent morning, Lady was in the back of Yard 4 and heading towards the creek as Kat and Scott headed to the barn. They assumed that she was heading to a nearby water trough. After the humans settled in at the barn, Shirlei went into the habitat to…...

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Rana’s Invitation to Play

Frequently, filming the elephants doesn’t go as planned. This video is a great example of that. 😉 While most of the footage is unexpected close-ups of a charming Maia, Scott recorded Rana engaging in a behavior we have noticed a few times now. A few times recently, as Maia has…...

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Maia’s Unique Ability

Captivity changes elephants. Even once they arrive at Sanctuary, they can still struggle with complex thinking, problem-solving, and long-distance communication. These skills tend to improve with time, but they don’t seem to develop to the same level that wild elephants are known for having. Maia seems to have a skill…...

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Mara Makes the New York Times!!!

Mara makes the New York Times!!! We are very excited to share this New York Times article about how South America came together, against all the odds, to open the borders for Mara’s relocation to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Although some of our friends have stated that they wished that GSE…...

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Lady Is in Her Bushes

After Lady’s arrival, one of the first things she did in the habitat was to stand in a clump of bushes and have a party of one. It was the first time she had access to shrubs (or trees) for at least six years, and it was a pretty cute…...

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RanaBug Is a Very Clever Girl ;)

Rana and Mara seem to have a balanced relationship. Being together seems to be the most important part of the equation for them. Maia and Guida would sometimes wander off to different parts of the habitat and spend time apart. That’s something we haven’t seen with Mara and Rana. They…...

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