Elephant Diary

Lady Is Spry In the Rain

A huge rainstorm passed through the area recently, and it seemed to appear out of nowhere. While we are used to experiencing straight-line winds and hail in the US, we’ve never seen anything like this storm in Brazil....

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Maia Joins Rana, Mara, and Bambi For Dinner

Shirlei recently witnessed Maia standing near Rana during dinnertime, when Rana was with Bambi and Mara. As you likely know, Maia has been coming closer and closer to Mara, Bambi, and Rana, and everything has been relaxed. On this day, Maia actually felt comfortable enough to walk right up to…...

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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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