Elephant Diary

Lady and Mara Are Uncertain But Intrigued

Since rainy weather means footwork season for all of the girls, Mara was in the barn recently having a foot soak, when Lady walked over. The footsoak chute exits into Yard 3, where Lady was hanging out at the time. For some reason, Mara was startled by Lady’s presence in…...

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Bambi, Mara, and Rana Have a Morning Bath

On an early morning trip through the sanctuary, Scott caught these three ladies already in the pond. He remembers being surprised they were interested in swimming, since it had rained the night before. But all three had been fully submerged and appeared content to start their day. You can hear…...

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Sanctuary Memory: Kat Shares Ramba and Maia’s First Touches

Kat is sharing a story of Ramba, Rana, and Maia, and their first interactions in this month’s Sanctuary Memory. Ramba could have written a book about her life but, at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, her introduction to Rana was less than noteworthy. ...

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Scott with Rana, Bambi, and Mara on Giving Tuesday

In this video, Scott spends some time with Rana, Bambi, and Mara, as they stand along the fence after dinner. Rana was especially interested in making an appearance on camera. Scott talked about how the elephants are doing, shared some of our goals for expansion, gave the ladies some watermelon…...

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Happy Re-Birthday to a Sophisticated Lady

It’s official. As of today, Lady has officially been at her home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil for two years. This elephant, who faces incredible challenges, has shown such strength and gratitude for her life here. Though she may require more physical and emotional space to heal than others, she displays…...

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More Rain Means More Mud – Which Means Happy Elephants

As the rainstorms become more frequent, the elephants are taking full advantage of the mud that comes along with it. During a recent visit to Yard 4, Scott was near the trough and saw Bambi, Mara, and Rana all either emerging from the pond or still splashing around in it.…...

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