Pocha

New Nighttime Hangouts

We’ve talked recently about how the elephants seem to be moving around in different configurations during the night, spending time in different places and with different groups than they might during the day. If we go down to the habitat in the later parts of the evenings, we check on…...

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Lovely Ladies in the Rain

While it’s still the dry season here in Mato Grosso, we keep getting wonderful and unexpected rainstorms. It makes the grass and people really happy and it makes the elephants really silly. When the weather is slightly cooler and it rains, the girls always seem extra light and playful. As…...

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Sunday Smile: Dusting With Pocha

As you probably know, Pocha and Guillermina have loved dusting themselves since their first day at sanctuary. This is still true; both of them enjoy playing in the dirt and getting the exfoliating benefits it provides. In this video, Pocha is taking the opportunity to enthusiastically give herself a nice…...

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Evening Vocalizations with Pocha and Guillermina

In this video, you can see Guillermina hanging out with Bambi, Rana, and Mara. Pocha had been further down the fenceline, doing her own thing, but came to join the others when Scott and Kat drove by on the four wheeler. As Pocha approached, Guille got excited and joined her…...

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Great Progress in a Short Amount of Time

Each day, we are seeing Guillermina and Pocha take more steps forward – literally and figuratively. They spend most of their days in Yard 4 with the others, sometimes in the deepest parts of the yard. Depending on the day or on everyone’s mood, they will take time with different…...

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Guille and Pocha Are Sleeping Outside Of the Barn

As with all steps in sanctuary life, we try to keep things on “elephant time,” and that includes introducing new things into each elephant’s life. For Pocha and Guillermina, that process has been more gradual than with some of the other elephants, but the progress has been steady. ...

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