Elephant Diary

Positive News From the Weigh-Ins

This week, we were able to weigh the girls as part of their normal check-ups. We admit that we were slightly concerned that one of our “healthier” girls might have put on some pounds they didn’t need, but were relieved to find that was not the case. Rana remains in…...

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Lady’s Feet – Back to Normal After a Little Soreness

Lady has been making some trips back and forth from the yards near the barn, back to her favorite spots in the deeper parts of Yard 5. For a brief time when she was closer to the barn, we saw her doing things like putting rocks underneath her feet, which…...

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Pocha and Guillermina – An Update From Mendoza

We finally have a bit of news to share from Mendoza. As we mentioned in our last update, the pandemic has been an ongoing impediment to making firm plans about the transport of Pocha and Guillermina to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Recently, Mendoza has also experienced a cold snap and that,…...

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Video: Snacktime for Rana

Elephants graze constantly. Because their bodies are designed to digest food in small amounts, they may spend up to 20 hours of their day eating. As we’ve joked before, most elephant days look something like: eat, chat, nap, poop, repeat. But the best days for the elephants are often those…...

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Lady’s Migratory Patterns

In the last few weeks, Lady has created a bit of a personal migration pattern, moving fairly regularly between Yards 1 and 5. She will spend a day or two at the barn, then wander back and spend another day back in her favorite distant grazing spots. The next morning…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Rana’s Call to Her Sisters

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memories series, Kat shares a memory of Rana that she’s always felt was profound. It is a reminder that, though captive elephants approach healing in unique ways, elephants often know fairly quickly when they are in a safe and restorative place....

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