Elephant Diary

Noises in the Night

When Scott and Kat are at the house in the evenings, they often hear a bit of noise coming from the habitat. Sometimes it can be rumbling or bellowing or trumpeting. Generally they make the decision on whether to go down to check on the elephants based on the energy…...

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Scott and Kat Answer Your Questions (Part 1)

We received an impressive number of questions in response to our invitation to “Ask Us Anything.” Last week, Trish took on the first round of answers, and now Scott and Kat take a turn with another set of your questions. We’ll be back soon with more responses – but, in…...

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Video: Bambi and Rana Enjoy Morning Time Together

We rarely get the opportunity to see Bambi and Rana having some quiet moments together. Scott recently came upon them relaxing together, sharing very close space, and making lovely, quiet rumbles. Once the girls started getting close to the fence, he left, so as not to interfere with their morning…...

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Video: Maia Spends Time Near the Three at Dinner

Around dinner time last week, Mara, Bambi, and Rana showed up at the barn for their evening meal. Mara was let into the chute, as she generally requests, and the other two were given hay along the fence.  Around the same time, Maia ended up coming into the same yard,…...

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A Sly Lady Keeps Us On Our Toes

Elephants have ways of teaching us lessons, both small and large. Even the most seasoned of elephant caregivers get reminders that you must be on top of your game with every interaction, unless you want to be outsmarted. Lady gave us a small refresher on this a few days ago. ...

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New Radiographic X-Ray Equipment – A Generous Gift

Elephant Sanctuary Brazil was recently gifted a portable radiography system by an incredibly generous donor; this is an expensive x-ray system that we would never have been able to afford on our own at this time, considering our current expansion plans. The radiographic equipment will allow us to examine the…...

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