Elephant Diary

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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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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