Lady

Lady’s Eye – The Window to Her Healing

After one of Lady’s recent wanderings in Yard 5, she came down for breakfast and we noticed she had a little poke in her eye. This isn’t uncommon, since the elephants walk through trees and bushes and all sorts of brush in the habitat. Caregivers almost immediately notice this type…...

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Video: First Steps to Freedom

The story of each elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is unique and, when we stop to look back, the work that each individual has done to heal is awe-inspiring. Elephants are remarkable in their power to overcome past challenges and understand the opportunities their new lives hold for them.…...

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Caregiver Training and Mateus’ Growth

Training to become an elephant caregiver is a slow and intricate process. You have to commit to learning practices that are specific to elephants and you also have to be willing to watch, listen, and allow yourself to be vulnerable with the elephants in order to be attuned to their…...

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Lady’s Deep Connection to the World

Lady has had a much softer vibe surrounding her lately.  She also appears calmer and has been gentler in interactions with others, and is more engaged and connected to us during treatments.  For instance, Kat has been the primary person to administer foot treatments to Lady out in the habitat.…...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Elephant

If you were to ask for a simple description of an elephant’s day here at sanctuary, you might get a joking answer like: nap, eat, chat, poop, nap, eat, play, poop, etc. But, of course, there’s a little more to it than that… sometimes.  As the sun comes up, our…...

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Decades Later, Trauma Lingers

Elephants have demonstrated for hundreds of years how intelligent and emotionally empathic they are. In the wild, they have strong ties to one another and deep relationships that can last a lifetime. Those who are captured from their natural homes for a life in captivity lose those relationships that are…...

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