Elephant Diary

Pocha and Guillermina Lose Track Of Each Other

This week, Pocha and Guillermina lost sight of each other for more than just a moment, and it played out a bit like an elephant comedy. Both were spending time near Maia in Yard 4, when Pocha decided to go exploring. Guillermina was very content spending time with Maia, so…...

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Joy and Silliness At Sanctuary

Part of the importance of sanctuary is giving each elephant the ability to explore the space – and also explore themselves. That might mean serious contemplation, but it also includes experiencing freedom on a simpler level: running, playing, being free to choose what suits their mood, expressing their inner emotions,…...

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Guille’s Squishy Backside

Both Pocha and Guillermina seem to like baths and drinks from the hose. Here, Pocha was lazily getting some nice, fresh water, when Guille decided she wanted to play. It looked like Guillermina was planning to sit down in a puddle, much like she does in the mud wallow –…...

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P&G One Month Video

  Pocha and Guillermina just passed their one-month mark at sanctuary. While they still have much to learn about being an elephant, a herd member, and who it is they truly are when given the ability to choose, they have already come so far. Here is a look back at…...

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EleFact Friday: Lady’s Relationships

It’s EleFACT Friday and today is all about our lovely Lady. We often get questions and comments regarding Lady’s decision to exist more independently around the sanctuary. People sometimes assume that because Lady is an elephant who prefers to spend her days alone rather than join the others, she is…...

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Guillermina’s Lesson From Maia

We’ve mentioned before that Guillermina has spent much of her life with little to no discipline from Pocha, who has generally let Guille do whatever she wants. Knowing this, it’s important to be mindful of how individual interactions will play out once the two elephants begin to expand their social…...

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