As many of you guessed, Pocha and Guillermina will be the next rescue of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil! Tomorrow. For #GivingTuesday, we are launching a new fundraising campaign, Horizons and Hope, to fund their transport costs. (link here)
For those who are unfamiliar with them, they are a mother (age 55) and daughter (age 22) who currently live in Mendoza, Argentina. They live in a recessed enclosure, which means that they live their lives below ground. Pocha has lived there since 1968, and Guillermina was born there in 1998. Their facility has been a zoo since inception but is currently transitioning to an ecoparque model, which includes rehoming all four of their elephants to our sanctuary in Brazil.
Like most rescues, it has been a long process, and we are thrilled to be in the last stages of preparing to welcome these two home. We will share more about their story and the timeline of their rescue tomorrow.
It’s time again for our incredible sanctuary family to come together, as you have in the past, to change the lives of elephants in South America. This time, it’s two elephants! You can learn more here →
We hope you can join us tomorrow, on #GivingTuesday and help Pocha & Guillermina begin their new lives.