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Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza!!

We don’t usually do things like this in Brazil because, while it’s fun for humans, it just isn’t necessary for the elephants. We encourage our sanctuary residents to be independent of humans and to live their lives as free and wild as possible. In their sterile zoo enclosures, these elephants need all the environmental enrichment they can get to break up the monotony of their days. Unlike the elephants already at the sanctuary, they can’t just go to a new area to graze, or nap in a pond, or visit a friend, or wallow in a mud wallow.

That said, all the elephants at the Ecoparque Mendoza had just as much fun as the humans did at their little Valentine’s Day Party!

Comments(15)

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    Julie says

    The before and after on these Ecoparque Mendoza Ellies is going to be dramatic. They just have no idea how dramatically their lives are going to change. The wait is tough for those of us who do know, but if they can hang on, then I can hang on, I suppose. Are you all ready there at ESB for two more! I wish I was there to help in some way!

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    Carol says

    💗💗
    💃🏻💃🏻
    🐘🐘
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, LADIES!!!

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    Christine Strickling says

    Bless you all for caring so much for them. 🙂

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    Lila Nieto says

    They are so cute!!!!!

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    Tammy says

    Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication wishing you all a very HAPPY HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! love and hugs from Minnesota 💞

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    Sallie says

    Being free in a sanctuary, is certainly worth celebrating, whether it be Valentines’s Day or Christmas! Any excuse for a joyful party, is a great opportunity for group fun! I believe you do not need a Holiday to mark the calendar. Just a good excuse to be with friends.

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    Nancy J Shaw says

    I am so Thankful their lives will change forever !!

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    Kenneth Newman says

    Happy Valentine’s Day to the Mendoza 6…..That’s 4 elephants, and two humans !!!!

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    SHEILA says

    GOD 🙏BLESS YOU KARISSA AND CHRISSIE 🙏FOR DOING THE HEARTS IN POCHA AND GUILLERMINAS HORRIBLE STONE PRISON! MY GOD! THESE DEAR ELLIES SURE HAD A NICE SURPRISE!!! THESE LADIES HAVE A HUGE TRANSITION COMING UP,
    IT WILL BE EXCITING AND AMAZING TO WATCH THE LADIES WILL BLOSSOM FROM A SMALL FLOWER🌼 BUD TO AN AMAZING BRIGHT FLOWER 🌻. WHEN THEY EXPLORE THE SANCTUARY!! GETTING EXCITED😍

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    Katie Howard says

    Something about this video broke my heart…Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled they got even a moment of joy and well, just any difference from their mind-numbing endless reality.
    I simply cannot fathom how they have survived in that hole for all these years and it makes my heart absolutely sing to think of them arriving at Sanctuary!

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    Lynne Russert says

    They looked like they thoroughly enjoyed their treats!!

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    Debbie Sides says

    Getting so excited for their trip home!

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    katherine says

    i cant help feeling so very sad – seeing these elephants in this pit. Cruel and heartbreaking.
    Thanks to you and your wonderful supporters – their suffering will soon be over.
    Good luck to all.

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    Kelejan says

    Looking forward to when they are able to make their move and to see the wonder in their faces.

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    John says

    The anticipation is building – this will be very intriguing to watch how they react to sanctuary life. Thank you for allowing us to be on this journey with you.

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