Elephant Diary

Mara, Rana, and Bambi Enjoy Meals in the Habitat

Mara often takes her meals in the habitat these days, or in the little annex chute, rather than coming to the barn to eat in the treatment chute, as she once preferred. She’s still enthusiastic about food, as you can see here: she’s enjoying hay and treats that have been…...

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Sunday Smile: Lady’s Lovely and Useful Greenery

This Sunday Smile is all about sweet Lady, who is known for her love of fresh, green grass. She will wander into the deepest parts of each yard in search of the perfect bite. Trunkfuls of grass are also useful tools, as Lady is using it here to swat some…...

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Know Your Elephants: Identifying Bambi

This Saturday on “Know Your Elephants,” we are focusing Bambi. She has some delightfully charming features that can help you pick her out of almost any photo. Here are a few of the things we look for....

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Maia at Sunrise: A Symbolic Silhouette

On a recent morning, Scott had woken earlier than usual – just as a gorgeous, orange-pink sun was beginning to crest over the horizon. (He and Kat’s house, “The Treehouse,” is ideal for watching sunrises.) It took a few minutes for the light to shine down into the valley but,…...

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Lady and Ingo’s Relationship: She Guides the Learning Curve

Most of you have now come to know Ingo, the new international director at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, and an experienced caregiver. As our followers have learned more about his gentle nature and techniques in working with individual elephants, we have received some questions about how he is adjusting to working…...

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Maia Joins the Three Ladies Near the Mud Wallow

After all five elephants received their Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of our donors, Bambi, Mara, and Rana gathered together to enjoy some hay. Maia was in the same area, not too far away, heading in for snacks. Maia chose to walk near the other three elephants after everyone was finished…...

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