Bambi’s Big Reward

This week, Bambi was having some basic training done along the fence – and had an excellent session. As part of the protected contact positive reinforcement training we do with…

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Rainy Morning Meeting

Some mornings are just a delight, for humans and elephants. During our breakfast check-in with the girls, we met them at a rainy moment. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were cheerfully…

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Guillermina is Finding Balance

Guillermina is going through the natural process of finding out what life will be like without her mother. At the moment that means lots of explorations – both of the…

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Sunday Smile: Mara’s Squishy Mud Face

Everyone has their favorite ways to celebrate relaxing rainy days. Some humans might be tempted to nap or curl up with a good book. Not so at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.…

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Rana’s “Land Shark” Technique

Sometimes after we put snacks out into the habitat, some of the girls become what we refer to as “land sharks,” headed straight toward the food. What you see in…

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