Elephant Diary

Guillermina’s Lessons To Learn

Guillermina brings a lot of charm and energy to the sanctuary. Because she never had a “normal” childhood, she is spending much of her time here being a big and boisterous kid. The other elephants find her engaging, but they are also getting used to being around a younger elephant…...

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Sunday Smile: Bambi In Her Happy Place

For today’s Sunday Smile, we wanted to share this photo of Bambi, who is not always one to take time to herself – but who is more comfortable being on her own these days more than ever. Surrounded by the lush greenery of the sanctuary, she seems to be making…...

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A Relaxing Afternoon

Some afternoons, you just want to hang out with your friends and have a delicious meal. The Powerpuff Girls – Mara, Bambi, and Rana – are doing just that here. They’re enjoying a snack and lazing about in the sunshine. In the background, you can see Pocha and Guillermina (who…...

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Maia Says “No Passing Allowed”!

These days, you can see Maia evolving back into the spunky elephant she once was – perhaps just a bit wiser. She has become a regular part of the elephant herd, not always tentative and on the outside as she once was. ...

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Guille and Pocha Make Night Feed Interesting

During an evening feed for Pocha and Guillermina last week, Scott and Kat went near Yard 4, but the elephants were nowhere to be found. Since this was their first 10 pm feed in one of the big yards, they decided to drive out and make sure all was well.…...

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Elephant Parade

Here, Guillermina leads some of the other ladies on a sleepy stroll. She takes a nice long moment for her closeup, and you can see just how many wrinkles her skin holds. She’s followed shortly after by Rana and Maia, who are off to see what the youngster is doing.…...

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