Elephant Diary

Lady Gives Herself a Satisfying Scratch

We haven’t talked about the ‘Itchy Scratchy Tree’ in a while, but we promise that the girls still enjoy it. In fact, you can see Lady going to town here – starting with her face and nose, then leaning in to scratch her shoulder and side really well. Lady makes…...

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Bambi Braves the Creek, But Mara Calls

The rainy season hasn’t brought us quite as much rain as past years so far – though we just had a massive storm roll through, which is a wonderful sign. Wetter weather means greener grasses and more branches and vines and all of the things that are delicious to elephants. ...

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Rana Bursts Through the Bushes, All Smiles

One evening this week, Mara and Bambi were at the west end of Middle Road around dinnertime. Scott decided to lead them back out into a more open space by driving the 4-wheeler down near the pequi tree. We have several of them on the property, but the girls enjoy…...

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A 360 Degree View Of Dinnertime

This is an interesting video because it shows a 360 degree view of the process of feeding elephants in the habitat. It was taken by a film crew (who had no direct contact with the elephants and helped us create a promotional video for the sanctuary). Amusingly, because you see…...

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Mendoza Mail: What We Know Today

Ingo left Mendoza this week to return home to his family for the holidays. What was supposed to be a weeks-long stay in Mendoza for him, turned into months. He waited to return home to see if moving the girls this month was a possibility, but it eventually became apparent…...

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Rana’s Soft Smile

It may seem as though Rana stays in the background of our elephant group, but that isn’t true. She tends to be a bit more understated than those like Bambi, who has a big personality, or Mara, who enjoys being the center of attention.  Rana is a much more subtle,…...

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