In Memory of Pocha
Rescued May 2022
Died October 6, 2022
Necropsy determination: Severe chronic kidney disease in association with a long-term granulomatous inflammatory disease, in response to a mycobacterium.
Age: estimated to be 57 years old
Former zoo/ecoparque resident
Pocha was a quiet joy to have at sanctuary – constantly observing her surroundings and opening up to the wonder of her new life. When we first met Pocha, we knew that sanctuary would change her life forever. After decades of living in a cement pit – 24 years of that time with her daughter, Guillermina – she had forgotten what it meant to be truly free. When the two finally arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, it took her hours to step out of her crate and into the barn; that transport crate was the only thing that had ever been “hers” and she didn’t want to let it go. While she waited and considered walking out, we witnessed the joy she exuded when she broke a water pipe, making mud to cover herself with. It was an experience like no other, for us and for Pocha.
While mother and daughter were acclimating to sanctuary life, neither of them thought to look up and beyond a few feet in front of them. They were not used to anything being there other than a wall. It took some time, but eventually they began to see the world fully and with new eyes. There was no doubt that excitement and wonder lay ahead, but the going was slow at first. Pocha seemed to be the elephant who wanted to explore new things first, but stayed back until Guillermina was ready to move forward. She always led the two into new spaces, first out of their transport crates and into the barn, then out of the treatment chute and into the yards. We saw her as a potential trailblazer, but she also knew the importance of allowing Guillermina to take time to herself and see the possibility of building relationships with other elephants for the first time.
Pocha had spent over two decades being a mother to Guillermina, who had never experienced life outside of their concrete enclosure. There is no doubt that she put her heart and soul into teaching Guille the best she could under those circumstances. In our minds, she was a “Supermom”. While Guillermina arrived at sanctuary full of exuberance and great energy, Pocha would often stand back, watching her daughter thrive and experience a world that was new and healthy. We knew that Pocha might face challenges adapting to sanctuary life, since she had to learn who she was outside of being a mother. Still, she moved forward at her own pace, taking time to build relationships with the other elephants and finally allowing herself time to explore who she was. Often, when the others were vocalizing, she ran toward them as if she were going to join in – but stopped herself just before making a sound. She just wasn’t ready yet and her journey was still in process.
She was, by far, the loudest trumpeter at the sanctuary and she and Guillermina loved to vocalize together. Pocha also loved to dust herself – something she did from her first day at GSE until her last. Once she reacclimated herself with mud, she spent hours in the mud wallow, covering herself in the squishy stuff from head to toe. We laughed that she was like an “elephant in a china shop” because she liked to break tree limbs and generally trod over just about anything in her path.
Pocha’s cheeky smile told us that, no matter what she was experiencing along her journey, her heart was full. Her bright eyes may sometimes have shielded a hesitance, but they also shone brightly when watching Guille experience life at her own pace, in a natural world. Guille’s playful spirit undoubtedly resulted from Pocha’s encouragement and adoration.
Though Pocha only knew sanctuary for a short period of time, we felt as though she’d been here forever. Every moment of freedom for an elephant is worth the effort and we are honored to have watched Pocha soak in a life she always deserved.
Pocha left this world having experienced the freedom of sanctuary and knowing that her daughter would be surrounded by friends, loved, and well cared for the rest of her time here on earth. Our hearts a broken, but knowing this brings us comfort.
Pocha and Guillermina
“Mother and daughter never truly part, maybe in distance but never in heart.” – Unknown
Tributes to Pocha
Please leave your thoughts, wishes, emotions or whatever pours into this Memorial Page for our beloved Pocha. If you prefer to make a donation in her memory, you may do so HERE
Andrea Tainui saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm
Rest easy darling Pocha…thank goodness you knew sanctuary even if for a short time…I truly believe you knew you had to wait till you got there so Guillermina will have elephant friends around her to support her grief…you will never be forgotten darling…I loved your honk like squeak…it will be in my memories forever . You are now surrounded by elephant angels with the others who left us far too soon…love you xx
Maricel saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:50 pm
No puedo parar de llorar. Ayer la veía jugando en el barro bajo la lluvia con las otras chicas y hoy me entero de esto. Solo me hace feliz saber que paso sus últimos meses feliz. Gracias por todo lo que hicieron por ella ❤️
Juliet Camp saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:50 pm
I’m just overwhelmed with emotion and shedding tears. I am sorry for your loss. Their journey is one to be remembered. A better life was what you gave her and I think she knew that. May she ascend to the rainbow bridge for elephants.
Pam saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:53 pm
My heart is broken to hear this news. Pocha has held a special place in my heart ever since seeing her arrive at Sanctuary, bathing herself over and over again with first dirt and then rain water, then dirt again. It’s been pure delight watching the changes in her over the past few months, seeing her smile and sensing her confidence grow, seeing her be playful, and knowing that she was enjoying life and building new friendships. I am so glad she had this time at Sanctuary to experience the joys of earthly life, to know the freedom and happiness that was always meant to be her birthright. And what a blessing that she was able to see her daughter in freedom as well, and to see Guille begin to blossom and mature. And it’s so very like Pocha, who always kept Guillermina’s well-being central to her life, to have made sure her daughter would be supported by other elephants who love and understand her, before making her physical departure. I will miss you, Pocha. Thank you for enriching my life, for expanding my heart, for deepening my soul’s compassion. Blessings on your journey from here, dear girl.
Luciana saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:55 pm
Pocha se fue siendo libre y viendo a su hija en libertad, me duele el alma, se me caen las lágrimas de pensar que le tocó irse tan pronto pero me da tranquilidad saber que la vida no era lo que le tocó vivir sino que valió la pena cada kilómetro recorrido hacia su libertad.. te vamos a extrañar muchísimo Pocha 💔😢 Vola tranquila que dejaste un buen legado y Guille ya está con sus amigas 💞💞
Celeste saysOctober 7, 2022 at 5:58 pm
Pochita querida , buen viaje, fuiste feliz y nos hiciste feliz
Madre ejemplar y cariñosa, gracias x ser vos . Te vamos a extrañar ❤️
Judy Ann saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm
I’m lost for words, broken and sad. I am so grateful for everything you have done for Pocha to experience freedom in her life and watch her daughter grow…Rest in peace beautiful 💔😢💔
Pamela saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:01 pm
Heaven gained another star all to soon ;~~
Frances Beasley saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm
A truly special mother who have everything to ensure her daughter would have the best love and support she could give in a life of concrete. The joy and intense unique awareness she showed after the move to the sanctuary ensured that Her daughter would develop a bond with those who would give her maternal care in the future. Rest peacefully dear Pocha. May you watch from over the rainbow 🌈 as your daughter blossoms in her new surroundings.
Claudia saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:07 pm
Te fuiste conociendo la libertad y dejandosela como legado a Guille…Descansa en paz, dulce Pocha
Lynne Neubeck saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:09 pm
The tribute to Pocha is the most exquisitely beautiful and meaningful eulogy I have read in a long time. I am so grateful to have known of Pocha, though from afar. Guille now has the incredibly loving support of her new elephant family. Thank you and bless you.
Mary saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:11 pm
My heart breaks with this news, but comforted by the fact that she knew sanctuary life and could share the joy of it with her daughter, and that Guille will live out her life there, free. Rest In Peace beautiful mama, forever in our hearts❤️
Kathy Wiskur saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:16 pm
I’ve just donated $147 in memory of Poncha. One dollar for each day Poncha was able to enjoy her life at Sanctuary. You’ve touched my heart and so many others. Scott, Kat and GSE family, thank you for sharing these elephants with us. I have learned so much from them and you. My heart goes out to all of you. ~Kathy
Amelia saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:17 pm
I’m utterly devasted. Cannot stop crying. After sitting up all night waiting for you to walk out of the crate , to your first walk in freedom. For such a short time you could relax,play,talk,mud baths, see the sun set,watch your daughter learn and grow and make friends..it seems so unfair to have left so soon. Only yesterday you were mud bathing. What a wonderful way to spend your last day. Bless you beautiful giant. A big star now shines above us. Your girl wil be safe and loved. Rest. In. Peace
MB saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:22 pm
So sorry to hear of Pocha s passing but glad she had her last days at GSB It was so inspiring to watch the rescue and travel to the sanctuary
Shirley saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:26 pm
What a beautiful daughter you have in Guille.
I’m so very grateful to everyone concerned that assisted for your freedom Pocha and Guille.
Whilst Pocha you only experienced freedom for five months I’m so happy that you experienced it with your daughter Guille.
You felt dirt under your feet, the trees, water holes, and mud pits. Most of all sweet girl ypu experienced freedom with Guille.
My only wish is for all animals including elephants to experience it before their passing.
Much love Pocha ❤❤❤❤
Mónica saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:31 pm
Brevemente conoció lo puro y bueno de este mundo. Ese poco tiempo de libertad y paz fue tan valioso para ella! Vuela muy alto Pocha, tu hija está en buenas manos! 🐘🌈💔
CECY saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:32 pm
Qué noticia tan triste..!😥 Hermosa Pocha.. te conocí hace unos años en Mendoza, y me hizo muy feliz saber que vos y tu hija estaban en el Santuario.. Seguí tu vida allí y vi cómo enseñaste a Guille a adaptarse y a aprender a disfrutar, y gracias a eso ahora no está sola y tiene su manada. Tu tiempo aquí terminó, pero estás en el corazón de todos los que te conocemos.. Ahora; en un lugar donde tus ojos pudieron volver a brillar y te sentiste felíz; descansa en Paz.. descanso muy merecido Pocha.. Te quiero🤍😞 Siempre agradecida a todas la personas del Santuario, por tan bellísimo trabajo y hacer posible que estas bellas criaturas, vivan realmente como se lo merecen👏👏♥️
elaine richard saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:33 pm
What a wonderful description of how the other elephants rallied around Guille, and, as you say, how lovely that she has her herd around her … to say nothing of you guys. Thank goodness you got her and Pocha to Sanctuary, and Pocha would certainly understand that Guille was safe and would be taken care of for the rest of her life. I know this is a huge (literally) loss for you. Pocha lived the last few months of her life in Sanctuary paradise and I do hope that brings you some comfort. Funny how we get attached to these marvelous creatures, even at a distance. I’m writing this through tears…
Araceli saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:34 pm
Vuela alto Pochita linda, voy a extrañar tus noticias, pero nos queda de Consuelo saber que tu último tiempo fuiste libre, amada y respeta. Gracias SEB, Proyecto ele, fundaciones y todos los que hicieron posible tu traslado al santuario. Tu hija Guille queda al cuidado de un gran equipo y una hermosa manada. La humanidad debe aprender a cuidar de los animales y nuestra casa común. Triste me deja tu partida pero nos enseña lo importante que es el respeto animal. 🌈🐘💗
Paula Erickson saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:35 pm
So sorry about Pocha. She got a few months of Sanctuary. Guille, Bambi, Mara, Rana, Maia, and Lady… will remember her. And so will the humans. RIP Pocha.
Deanna saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:37 pm
Darling beautiful mama Pocha … tears flow as I write this . How unfair can life be at times now that you’re gone ! Your Guille is free and will always be surrounded by love and kindness. I’m forever grateful GSE . Rest easy darling 💔😰🐘
Joy Marie Driscoll saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:38 pm
Crying such big heartfelt tears for this Mom that only got to spend 5 months in freedom with her beautiful Daughter. She made sure she stepped back so Pocha had Aunts to guide her…. It’s almost like she knew 😪😭😘💞💖
Susana Noemí saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:39 pm
Hermosa Pocha lamento tu partida, siento mucha tristeza, seguí con impaciencia y emoción tu viaje de Mendoza hasta el Santuario. Disfrutaste la libertad, el verde, embarradas, junto a tu hija se unieron a la manada y hasta Maia se fue acercando, qué pena que fuera poco tiempo!!!. Mi agradecimiento a todos los integrantes del Santuario por cobijarla con tanto amor!!!. ♥️♥️♥️
Nancy saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm
I love you Pocha. God speed.
Karry L saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm
I felt like I knew Pocha just by listening to her trumpets & squeaks seeing all the photos and videos from the time her and Guille arrived at sanctuary til yesterday . Heartbroken as I feel I can’t imagine what you at the sanctuary must feel and then there’s how Guillermina must feel. Pocha left this earth free knowing Guille is free she will be guided by all the girls on her journey forward without her mother being cared by them and by loving , caring , compassionate caretakers . Thank You Sanctuary Brazil my thoughts & prayers go out to each of you.
Susana Noemí saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm
Hermosa Pocha lamento tu partida, siento mucha tristeza, seguí con impaciencia y emoción tu viaje de Mendoza hasta el Santuario. Disfrutaste la libertad, el verde, embarradas, junto a tu hija se unieron a la manada y hasta Maia se fue acercando, qué pena que fuera poco tiempo!!!. Mi agradecimiento a todos los integrantes del Santuario por cobijarla con tanto amor!!!. ♥️♥️♥️
Nathalie saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:42 pm
Douce Pocha…. Mon coeur est si lourd.
Tu ne seras jamais oubliée.
Repose en paix douce Pocha.
Quelle maman fantastique tu as été…. 🐘💔
Janet Crystal saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm
Damn that’s unfair. My heart breaks with this news.
Pocha, sweetheart, I’m glad you had the best time outside of that pit and got to be as close to a wild ele as possible.
Natalia Mola saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:44 pm
Es un día muy triste por la partida de Pocha. Gracias eternas por todo lo que hicieron.
Mi pensamiento y mi corazón están con ella, con Guille y con ustedes.
Nancy Sowersby saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:51 pm
That makes me so sad. Who knew a rescued elephant could come to mean so much to so many elephants and people. I am broken hearted for her daughter. I am so glad she has her new friends to help her through. I know from experience a daughter never gets over losing her mother, her best friend.
Cris saysOctober 7, 2022 at 6:55 pm
Estoy tan triste!! No puedo contener mis lágrimas, no puedo creer q la pobre Pocha no haya podido disfrutar un tiempo más de su libertad. Lo siento muchísimo 😢💔
Sue saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm
So sad to hear of her passing 😢. She was in the best place she could be for when the time came….and free at last! 🐘🙏🏼
Debora saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:07 pm
Pocha querida, te fuiste feliz y tranquila sabiendo que Guille está bien cuidada y acompañada.
Guille no hubiera soportado esta pérdida sola en este lugar horrible acá en Mendoza.
Yo creo que hay un lugar en el cielo para los animales que son creación de Dios, allí estás Pocha!
Pido a Dios que calme a Tomi para que se adapte y pueda ir y estar un poco cerca de Guille su hijita y sobre todo también disfrutar ese bello lugar en el que fuiste feliz este tiempo Pocha!
Lola saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:09 pm
Thank you for never giving up on freeing Pocha and getting her to your sanctuary . Thankful she got to experience freedom, smell and touch the trees, and have her favorite past time the sand bath alongside her daughter and new elephant friends before her passing. May Pocha Rest In Peace in a meadow full of sand banks and ponds so she can partake in her favorite past time.
Finn Jørgensen saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:15 pm
It is not fair, this life often isn’t.. and you should have been free all your life, every day, every hour..
I am so sad for what was done to you and Guille, I always will be, cause we are not good animals, and we don’t belong anymore..
You were so beautiful..
You always will be..
Hvil i Fred
Ursula Lützeler saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:19 pm
Admiré a Pocha desde el primer momento en que la vi y conocí su historia. Fue maravilloso y conmovedor seguir su camino desde Mendoza al Santuario y luego ver su proceso de adaptación con gran sabiduría, sin prisa pero sin pausa, disfrutando y acompañando a Guille en cada descubrimiento. Me queda el consuelo de saber que pudo experimentar la vida en la naturaleza, rodeada de una manada que la contuvo y contendrá amorosamente a su hija Guille. Gracias por todo el cariño con el que cuidan a las elefantas!
Alejandra Gentil saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:23 pm
Gracias a toda la gente del Global Sanctuary, por darle calidad de vida, en su último tiempo. Gracias por cuidar de Guille y todas sus compañeras….Dios los bendiga !!! Pocha cruzó el Arcoiris en libertad!!!!!❤❤❤
Liliana saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm
Siento mucho dolor…no puedo dejar de llorar. Descansa en paz Pocha, dejaste a tu hija viviendo en libertad , lamento que no hayas podido disfrutar más tiempo en el santuario. Te vamos a extrañar…💔
Fabiana saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:24 pm
Muy triste noticia. 💔 😢 Pocha hermosa, cada segundo invertido en tu libertad no fue en vano. Gracias al Santuario por haberlas recibido y cuidado. Guille queda en muy buenas manos. Pocha en mi corazón, siempre. 💗
Judy Ann saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:31 pm
Pocha and Guillermina 💗
Mother’s love 💗
Do you know how much you mean to me?
As you grow into what you will be.
You came from within, from just beneath my heart.
It’s there you’ll always be, though your own life will now start.
You’re growing so fast it sends me awhirl,
But one day you will see, I taught you well because I care.
You’ll always be my source of pride, no matter where you go.
You must stand up tall and proud,
For all your dreams and goals sit before you very near.
You’ll always be my winner, and victory will prevail.
For you this poem was written, with help from above,
To tell you in a rhythm of your Mother’s heartfelt love! 🐘🌹💗
Kayle Luthey saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:32 pm
I look back at all the videos and still one of my favorites of P&G is when Scott and Kat went to the barn, to show us how Pocha had the loudest trumpet. Kat was laughing, as Pocha was making MAJOR TRUMPETS and Scott was encouraging her. It was such a touching video of what their life was about to become. My sadness of her passing has no words. I hope all of you at GSE are coping as best you can and the ladies are as well.
María Ángeles Fernández saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:34 pm
Estoy impresionada con la muerte de Pocha y sufro de cómo Guillermina va a superar la pérdida. Siempre juntas y en el Santuario estaban libres, conocieron los árboles y los cuidadores habéis estado pendientes de ella. He seguido esta bellísima historia de amor entre madre e hija. Guardé videos. Me he sentido orgullosa de su felicidad en el Santuario. Me acabo de enterar del suceso y lloro. Amo los animales, y los elefantes son muy inteligentes y especiales. Al menos Guillermina ha conocido a sus amigas tan solidarias. No tengo palabras. Que Dios os bendiga por el bien que hacéis cuidando de estas almas puras. Bendiciones desde España.
Hernan Perucca saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm
A very sad news for everyone who has become in love with these elephants and the great cause Global Sanctuary for Elephants.
I am still trying to overcome the sadness I feel in this moment.
My thoughts are with Guillermina and the rest of the girls at the Sanctuary. All my respect for Scott, Kat and all the caring team in Brazil.
Mama Pocha, we will miss your dust and mud baths. We will miss seeing you enjoy your watermelon on your own. We will miss your trumpeting and vocalizations. Mama Pocha, we will remember forever.
A peaceful trip into the Elephant’s Heaven. RIP
Paz no Céu dos Elefantes.
Paz en el Cielo de los Elefantes.
La paix dans le Paradis des Éléphants.
Lynne Russert saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm
5 months is not enough time!!! I am drowning here in my continually flowing tears over the tragic loss of this beautiful soul. I can’t believe it. I was just thinking of the post you put out about her & Guille & Bambi enjoying their time in the rain then I read of her passing. I am so devastated over this. I am so happy she got to experience some joy & happiness caressed in so much love & out of that horrible place before she left us. I pray God gives her daughter the strength to cope & carry on. I am so sorry for you all in this tragic time. RIP Pocha. You will forever be remembered & loved sweet angel. ❤😇🌈
Susy saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:43 pm
Hasta siempre hermosa Pocha. Mamá valiente y protectora. Te quedaban muchos años para disfrutar de la libertad que te quitó el humano. Que pena tu partida. Te amate por siempre
Teri saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:44 pm
I couldn’t believe when I read those words that Mama Pocha had passed. You will always be so loved, as will your beautiful daughter. I’m very thankful you were rescued and brought to such a beautiful place. I only wish it was much longer. Guille will be taken care of Mama, but I have a feeling you knew that. Sleep tight beautiful lady 💔❤️❤️❤️
Jan Parish saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:46 pm
Darling Pocha. Your time at GSE was all too brief, but you were able to make friends and achieve something I believe you lived for; to see your daughter free, happy and with friends who will love and support her. I suspect you hid your deteriorating health but once you were sure Guille was free, safe and loved, you could finally let go. We will always Love and Miss You Dearly. Sweet, kind, totally unselfish lady who loved her Daughter dearly and who captured all our hearts. 🌈❤🐘🙏
Lidia gonzalez saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Sin querer ser egoista,siento mi alma partida ayer jugabas en la lluvia y hoy volaste alto.
Se que fuiste feliz en Santuario y tu hijita estara cuidada por la manada .Madrecita hermosa y tierna te amare siempre.Queda en mi ojos la foto de las dos trompitas unidas en el viaje.
Frankie Hope saysOctober 7, 2022 at 7:50 pm
Pocha girl, I am beyond devastated you’ve left us. I feel you waited until you got to the sanctuary and GiGi found a herd and aunties to take care of her. You deserved more, you deserved to enjoy sanctuary and watch GiGi grow up. I know you’re up in a better place with your elephant family resting in peace and without pain. We will love you forever and support GiGi as she learns to exist in her new world. I will miss your ‘duck honks’. You touched my heart. Love you, Pocha girl xx
Karina saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm
En este momento me reconforta saber que te has ido en libertad. Tus últimos días fueron brillantes, entre lodo, césped , árboles y un cielo….. seguramente como toda mamá elefante estabas porque Guillermina te necesitaba, y seguramente viste que ya tenía una familia, y que podías partir de tu cansancio dejándola en buenas manos. Buen viaje bella Pocha
Debbie coulsey saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:02 pm
I’m heartbroken & so surprised by this news. Yet no one has any idea what these mammals have lived thru nor the care over these many yrs. All we know is the freedom, peace & love they have had with you at Sanctuary.
I keep thinking of one thing, how Pocha led ” G ” into their new life, how she showed her to go near other elephants & talk to them. Then she would leave her at times. I commented at one time that mama was finally getting some ” me ” time. Now I wonder, did she know she was sick? We all know how self aware they are, they even have an understanding of death. So was Pocha preparing her, did she want to show her she would have a bigger family, a much better life ? Was all that loud talking for ” G ” Did the others know she was sick?
Maybe teaching “G ” was the last most wonderful thing a mother could do for her child. That’s what I choose to remember about Pocha 💞💕🐘🐘💕💞
Mary saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:04 pm
Pocha’s life has amplified our understanding of the worth and dignity of all elephants. Though shocked by this news tonight, her memory shall be a blessing. We shall be grateful that her delivery into sanctuary at ESB after such a difficult life experience has strengthened our determination to make sanctuary possible for many more elephants to come. I hope in time our collective grief will transform into celebration of her profoundly meaningful existence that has meant so much to so very many of us. May a bit of her spirit remain forever in the beautiful lands and hearts of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
Veronica Rodriguez saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:05 pm
Hoy pura tristeza. Gracias Pocha, mamá ejemplar de Guillermina. Hoy te lloro, pero agradezco haber podido verte libre y feliz hasta ayer!!!! Que en paz descanses
Mona saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:07 pm
Dear Pocha- I am heartbroken for You and Guille. You were such a good mom and had an adorable personality and cute gestures. You will be missed by all dear girl.
Laura saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:13 pm
Esta noticia simplemente me rompió el corazón. No tengo palabras para expresar la tristeza que me genera que estos seres tan maravillosos hayan tenido que pasar por un cautiverio horroroso y Pocha solo haya disfrutado de la libertad por tan poco tiempo. No es Justo!
NANCY LOGAN saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:20 pm
Shocked to read the headline in my email; absolutely shocked and emotional. So very happy she had the time she had and the chance to see her daughter blossom in sanctuary. It is still unbelievable to me that they were kept in that cement pit and I can’t thank you folks enough for your vision, tenacity and love to accomplish what you have. Blessings – and RIP dear girl. (Second time in 2 hours I have been shocked and used that RIP, first human, then Pocha.)
Guy saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:26 pm
She saw the impossible happen, she saw an inconceivable, unimaginable transformation of her and her daughter’s world. She got Guille to a green place and surrounded by a herd. That is so uplifting and so moving. What a life, what a victory, what a colossal achievement, Scott and Kat. I love you so very much. Thank you
Eva saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:29 pm
Mi querida pocha, desde que me enteré no he parado de llorar, el día que falleciste cumpliste 4 meses en el santuario, seguí tu historia y la de Guille desde que comenzó el proceso para ir al santuario, me hubiera encantado que estuvieras más tiempo disfrutando de lo que el ser humano te había quitado. Realmente es una noticia muy triste, a pesar de la distancia siempre te sentí como alguien muy cercano y adoraba verte enlodada o escuchando tus vocalizaciones. A pesar de todo pudiste disfrutar con tu hija Guille de tener tiempo juntas sin muros en total libertad y rodeada de una naturaleza maravillosa. En las fotos se te veía feliz y esa felicidad es contagiosa.
Agradezco y mando un abrazo a todos los que forman parte del santuario y toda la gente que ayudó cuando la burocracia atrasó el traslado.
Mucho amor para Guille y para el resto de la manada. Ojalá Guille pueda seguir adelante rodeadas de sus amigas.
Kristin Vancor saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:34 pm
My heart broke to hear of Pocha’s passing. As the herd came together to mourn, we too come together to show our support and love, from around the world, to the entire GSE team. Your extended family is with you in each rescue and subsequent celebration, and in every painful moment of an elephant’s passing. We stand beside you, shoulder to shoulder, so that we may carry even a small part of your heavy burden during these heartbreaking moments.
Our sweet Pocha. You had the hard job of being a mama and raising Guille while in captivity. But Sanctuary life, for the short time you were able to experience it, must have been all you’d ever dreamed of for yourself and for your daughter. The wonder and excitement of dusting, mud, the pond, grazing, exploring….the vastness of it all! And to finally be among others, and to watch your daughter, for the first time in her life, interact with her new herd. You carefully observed “aunts” and “nannies” provide valuable life lessons, forge friendships, and become playmates to Guille. I hope this brought you comfort in your final days, knowing she would never be alone.
Thank you Pocha, for reminding me of the important of family and friendships, to savor the little joys that are presented to all of us each day, and to look up and out at our beautiful world, for there is so much wonder to see.
May you rest in peace, sweet angel.
Mara Parker saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:35 pm
Pocha, You are the best mom. Guillermina will now have you watching over her from Heaven. Her friends at the sanctuary will love her and take care of her for the rest of her life until you are reunited again. Rest easy, beautiful elephant. You are and will always be loved and missed.
Yamila saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm
Pocha.. cuando conocí tu historia me emocioné tanto, supe que al final llegabas al santuario para dejar atrás esa vida dura que tuviste y ser feliz junto a Guille.. Siento que ya te extraño y no lo voy a entender nunca.. Me duele mucho tu partida..
Hermosa Pocha..te vamos a añorar toda la.vida !
Ruth Szymczak saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:40 pm
I have no words to express the grief I am feeling at the loss of this wonderful animal
Alexandra saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:44 pm
Rest in peace beautiful Pocha,, you did embrace life as it should have always been for you and your sweetheart Guille. I travelled with you both during your way to freedom, best journey ever… thank you all and every one at Global Sanctuary, for making dreams come true, specially for Pocha and Guillermina.., they finally made it home…
Elaine Davies saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:47 pm
Hearing of the passing of Pocha makes my heart feel so heavy for her daughter Guillermina and all of the wonderful people involved in the rescue and ongoing rehabilitation and healing of both of their souls. Losing a mother is so hard but we know that the elephants in your care will help Guillermina in her grief. Pocha’s time at GSE was far too short but she savoured every moment in your care and beautiful surroundings. May she walk strong over the Rainbow Bridge where she can watch over her daughter. 🌈🐘
Kavita saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:51 pm
Lovespeed, sweet Pocha. Thank you for your big, beautiful presence on earth, in our hearts, and in the great everywhere. 💖 🐘 💖
Keryma Franco saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Que noticia más triste,parece i justo que haya disfrutado tan poco tiempo la libertad que le fue arrebatada por seres humanos, lo congelador es que otros seres humanos le permitieron vivir y disfrutar de la vida. Pocha te ganaste ñs el corazón de muchos y estaremos preocupados de tu bella hija. Tu último día en el santuario fue una verdadera fiesta para ti, la lluvia te baño y te lleno de bendiciones.
Denise saysOctober 7, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Dearest Pocha… a piece of your beautiful energy will forever live in all of the lives you have touched throughout the world. Thank you for touching mine and being a constant reminder of what strength, fortitude and unconditional love looks like on a daily basis.
Stephanie Figueroa saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:00 pm
Shattered is not enough of a word right now. I love you so much, Pocha mama. Holding space in my heart for everyone in the GSE/ESB family, elephant & human alike.
Daniel Fruitos saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:07 pm
QEPD. Buena vida eterna.
Tara De Veau saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:08 pm
Rest in peace….may your light shine bright always. You were an amazing mother and friend.
Stephanie Ann saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Beautiful and amazing, Pocha. My heart is so broken. I am trying to focus on the day before you left us that you were just loving the rain, rolled in a mud wallow. You looked so happy as you watched your baby girl, Guille play and be silly with Bambi. I hope that it warmed your heart and you felt that your daughter was loved and safe with Aunties to care for her and to comfort her. You trusted your two-legged friends also and knew how devoted they were to you and Guille. Though your number of days in Sanctuary was way too short, you enjoyed your freedom to just “be”, and you saw your daughter grow and flourish in so many ways. I am so happy that you enjoyed so much together. Your will be missed and always loved, and we all will watch over your precious daughter for you.
Lourdes saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:11 pm
Poncha minha querida. Foi tão pouco tempo que ficaste neste lindo lugar. Onde você é sua filha Guilhermina descobriram a liberdade. Mas o suficiente para nós te amarmos tanto. Lá no céu estará brilhando a mais linda estrela. E nós estaremos aqui lembrando sempre de ti. Estarás pra sempre em nossos corações. Pŕa sempre em nossos corações ❤❤❤⭐⭐⭐.
Luis C saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm
Pudo Pocha conocer un mundo diferente y feliz, ahora descansa tranquila sabiendo que a Guille le espera una vida bonita, libre y con todos los cuidados. Gracias al GSE por hacerlos posible👏🏻👏🏻
Monica May saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:18 pm
I’m absolutely devastated by the loss of Pocha. I followed her journey from the very beginning. It broke my heart to see the cement enclosure she and Guille shared in Mendoza. I read every update as you inched towards their transport. I donated because I felt that these two beautiful ladies more than deserved their freedom that sanctuary would bring. I watched every video and read every update as Scott and the crew drove them from Mendoza to GSE. I lived for the videos of them in their crates, stepping out tentatively, smelling the rich sanctuary environment, and finally venturing out of a gate and into a yard. I felt like I was there with them and they they were “my” ellies. I even got my husband interested! I was over the moon happy to see them making friends and trumpeting and just being happy to be alive and safe and loved. When I read the news of Pochas passing, I immediately broke into tears. Sobbing while picking up my dog from daycare. People asked what happened and I couldn’t even talk. I am so broken-hearted that Pocha was not able to live out her senior years in the joy that sanctuary brings. Scott and Kat, my sincere deepest condolences to you. You guys are simply the best doing the work that you do. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling because it’s probably worse than mine. I’m so thankful for what you’ve dedicated your life to doing. Us elephant lovers from afar are with you in spirit as you now have to deal with your grief. And I hope Guille continues to receive the support from the other ladies as she now has to live out her life without her mom. I feel so sad for her. Sending all of you my love and some extra for Guille. 💜💔💜💔💜
Dawn Flann saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:27 pm
Dearest dearest Pocha, there are so many hearts that are broken today because you have left this earth. It was so unexpected, but that is how life is, isn’t it. My wish for you now that you have your wings is that ~ you only took the memories with you, that you shared with Guille once your feet touched the earth of the Sanctuary. I wish you could have experienced so many more years of this new life you were given with your daughter, but I pray you will be rest assured that you left Guille knowing that she was ready to continue life with the new members that are now becoming her family <3 Not enough words to express these feelings now that you are no longer dear Girl. Fly forever high on light feet and we will take comfort knowing you will always be looking down over your beautiful girl. Good bye and God speed xox
Marsha Firman saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:33 pm
Pocha was such a wonderful mother. I am so heartbroken over her passing. I think, as others have said that she stayed alive until she knew her daughter had the other girls as friends and that she was finally safe and happy. I mourn her passing. I will miss her forever. Even though her stay at Sanctuary was short, at least she got the freedom to learn to be a happy elephant again. I love you Pocha. You leave an empty hole in my heart. ❤️😢
Norbert Hofmann saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:41 pm
Vielen Dank für die Zeit die wir mit Dir verbringen durften.
Magda Fidalgo saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:47 pm
My heart is broken. Pocha Rest In Peace. Your daughter is well protected by the great beautiful people of the sanctuary, so your soul can pass in peace. 😢
Basia saysOctober 7, 2022 at 9:53 pm
Con el corazón roto, no puedo creer que se haya ido! Tanto tiempo esperando verla libre, la alegría cuando por fin sucedió! Jamás olvidaré cómo se puso a jugar con el barro del caño roto apenas llego al santuario! Así voy a recordarla! Haberla visto siendo feliz y en Libertad es el mejor consuelo. Vola alto Pocha hermosa! Te amamos!
Regina saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:08 pm
Lovely Pocha, we will miss you. I’m terrible ashamed of what humanity made you all your life and prohibited you of having a happy elephant life. But fortunately there’s also good humans that wanted you to enjoy life at the sanctuary.
You are such a strong and caring mother. I wished you had more time to enjoy your elephant freedom life, and I wished there had been less governmental bureaucracies during your trip to the sanctuary.
I will miss your nice stories, pictures and walks with Guille.
Susrita saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:09 pm
You will always be in my heart, my darling Pocha!
Helle valenzano saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:11 pm
This is horrible news… this breaks my heart… i am however happy to know she had the opportunity to experience sanctuary life with her daughter and make friends with other elephants….
Barbara Smith saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:13 pm
Sweet Pocha, my heart is broken. You started on your journey to freedom on Mother’s Day. Maybe you knew your time left on earth was short and you hung on for your lovely daughter Guillermina. You have left, knowing Guille will forever be surrounded in freedom, safety, love and other elephants, in a beautiful home. Pocha you are a Supermom, so sorry for your horrible life and short time in freedom. Rest in peace lovely lady. Your child is safe, Thank you Scot and Kat.
Billie saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:13 pm
I couldn’t read this without crying. I love what you all do for these elephants.. Giving them life that looked like before they came here, they would never have. Pocha was a beautiful old soul. Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us! I’ve learned a lot about elephants from you.
DebSS saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:14 pm
Pocha, my darling. You were such a brave and beautiful elephant and your love for your daughter was always clear. You traveled with her to sanctuary, fostered her growth and knew it was OK to leave her niw that she developed a connection to her new life and new herd. Over the years I watched and eagerly awaited your transport knowing you had a beautiful world ahead of you. I am so happy you made it to sanctuary with your daughter. Your bright light will never be forgotten.
Cathy Blomgren saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Pocha’s passing. I’m also so grateful that she had the time to help Guille transition to life at sanctuary and was able to experience that herself. It’s wonderful what you do for them and it’s a shame that it’s so needed. I hope we learn from our mistakes. Sometimes I think human’s are the worst thing to happen to the earth but what you do gives me hope.
Amy saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:18 pm
Pocha you are a gorgeous girl and im so very sad! You deserved so much more time and glad you got to experience Sanctuary.
I wrote this poem the other day as I love all of you beautiful being souls! I will miss your beautiful face and hope you didn’t suffer. Scott and Kat are so amazing and loved you so much like all of us 😢♥️♥️♥️♥️ Rest in peace baby girl!
Beautiful elephants so full of love
Their level of compassion is way above
Smart as can be with sensitive hearts
It really does set them apart
They can be so helpless in so many ways
The ways they communicate will just amaze
Ele’s trumpet, rumble and bark to talk
An amazing creature when you watch them walk
Flapping ears to cool them off
Wagging tails for happy hearts
Trunks to drink, eat and greet their friends
Complex animals till the end
Their minds are sharp and they don’t forget
Sanctuary’s are good for healing heart’s
We continue to save them 1 at a time
They really do have beautiful minds
Jackfruit is a favorite they love to eat
Very expensive so only a treat!
Watermelon is also something they love
Also scratching on trees which they love to rub
I hope one day you’ll all be free
Something we would love to see
For now we will continue to fight
So there will be freedom and all will be right
Claudia saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:20 pm
So sad to hear about Pocha , I’m truly heartbroken 💔
Constance S harris saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:22 pm
Vicki V Bowen saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:27 pm
Darling Pocha, I loved your eyes, they were so beautiful. “The eyes are the windows to the Soul.” I’m so glad you were able to experience Freedom and all the Joys of Sanctuary! Your baby, Guillermina, is safe, now. I’m still crying tears of sadness at the news of your passing. I Loved you so much. Godspeed, gentle Pocha.
Robin James saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:28 pm
RIP sweet Pocha!! Thank you for being such a wonderful mama to Guille!! I am so glad that you got to experience sanctuary for at least a short time!! Walk free forever Pocha!!
Alenka Oderigo saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:31 pm
Pocha, we’ll always love You with all our hearts. You deserved so much more …
This is one of the saddest days ever, but also I know that You left in peace, as You deserved.
We’ll miss You forever 💔
Heather Brosi saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:31 pm
This is devastating news. I am so sad. Each elephant has taught me something about myself. Pocha’s braveness in stepping out of her crate into her new life reminded me of my own healing journey and getting back to who I was meant to be. A bit of hesitancy of the unknown but having an inner knowing that what was to come is more beautiful than what was left behind. I love you, Pocha. Your beautiful soul will live on.
Amie carr saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm
Your beautiful soul can rest now knowing your daughter will remain in such a beautiful place where she is loved among her herd and those who watched both of you as you traveled to the sanctuary and captured all of our hearts. You made our lives so much brighter every day and. I will miss seeing you. Your Rumbles were the best.
Susie Ngamsuwan saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:36 pm
Pocha, from a too long life on and surrounded by concrete to a very short life in a lush green Sanctuary to now Heaven forever. I was so happy watching you and your daughter Guillermina being liberated from the stony prison and arriving in the natural habitat where you should have lived your whole life but were robbed from. However, now you can R.I.P. knowing your daughter will never ever be treated like a criminal again.
Dianne Beech saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm
I am emotional with every story about all the elephants at GSB, when a new lady arrives at sanctuary I am so happy for her to be in a better place from wherever it was she came, I always cry it’s just the way I am. Today reading about our precious Pocha I am so heartbroken. They both just arrived here a few months ago. I am so sorry for Guillermina but I know in my heart that the other ladies with look after her, they have already accepted her into their family. Pocha hung on long enough to make sure if that before she let go. Scott and Kat you are in our hears all over the world tonight. We are all so very sad. We love you for what you do for these precious creatures and I for one am envious of you and what you do. Our prayers are with you all at GSB and May God bless you all as you get through this.
June Ross saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm
I am echoing what many others have said here. I am devastated too at her early passing. She was a joy and a great mom. Rest in peace dear Pocha and know that everyone in Sanctuary will be there for your daughter.
My thoughts are with all of you at sanctuary. Keep your chins held high…Pocha would have wanted that!
Beth Eline saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm
I am shattered but so grateful she was able to experience time at the sanctuary that her daughter can now call home. Thank you GSE for never giving up , fighting hurdle after hurdle, to bring these 2 girls home. In the end she was able to die free and she lived in love because of you.
Julie Zatuchni saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm
The rescue of Pocha & Guille resounded with so many around the world. I know I join with all of you in sadness over the passing of Pocha. I rest a little easier knowing she had the last few months at GSE, throwing dust on herself as much as she liked, interacting with the other eles and seeing Guille learn how to become an elephant in a herd. Pocha’s passing is untimely, and we will all miss updates & photos of her, but I’m thankful she at least had these last few months to enjoy the life she always deserved. Rest easy, mama. 🐘
Diane, Syd and William Marcus saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:49 pm
We will miss you with all our hearts. Please do not worry about Guille. You are forever in our thoughts. We love you so very much.
Zoi Flores saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm
Mi dulce Pocha, no logro asimilar que te hayas marchado, siento una infinita tristeza. Siempre estarás en mi corazón. Ahora el santuario tiene un ángel más junto a Guida y Ramba cuidando por el, y tu niña Guille queda en buenas manos y rodeada de tías.
Carmen Dalziel saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm
I’m broken over this news of sweet Pocha. I’ve never felt such a heavy heart in a long time as I feel right now. Pocha, you were a good Mama, very patient and loving. I cheered for you, now I cry for you. Rest easy now Pocha, Rest in Peace 💔
Veronica saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:54 pm
Lo siento tanto, apenas pudo disfrutar! Me entristece mucho la noticia, la seguí desde el principio y con ellas conocí el santuario. Vuela alto hermosa pocha!
Lisa F saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:56 pm
Beautifully written Eulogy of one amazing beautiful elephant. Incredibly heartbroken and I wish you all love, peace, and healing through this very difficult time. 🤍💫
Candace Klein-Loetterle saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:58 pm
The world is a lonelier place now. It is like we all lost our mom, and for some of us this will be the second time. So very good though, that Pocha was able to share her last days with her daughter as they each felt the earth beneath their feet, the sun shining above and the freedom to wander. How blessed we were to get to know her. How blessed we were that the Global Sanctuary for Elephants, and others, enabled her and her daughter to have that freedom.
Teresa Easter saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:59 pm
Sweet Pocha, so glad you were able to find freedom and a loving home in the Sanctuary. You can rest well knowing your daughter is well taken care of by her aunties and Scott, Kat and their team at the Sanctuary. Your light will always shine in our hearts and you will be missed. Lots of love.
Gayle saysOctober 7, 2022 at 10:59 pm
What sad, shocking news. At least she was able to enjoy a few months of freedom. It’s good that Guille has her friends with her now. It would have been way worse had Pocho died at the zoo and left poor Guille all alone. Sudden deaths are so hard to process. RIP, sweet Pocha. You were loved by many all over the world and will be missed. My heart hurts. 😢
Michelle Jorgensen saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:13 pm
I followed your story just this past year. You brave, beautiful, patient animal. I’m so glad you got to the sanctuary but earlier on you deserved so much more. RIP Pocha. So much love.
Stephanie McQueen saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:18 pm
Awwww, beautiful Pocha you changed my human mind on how Love, Unity, and things Majestic are from above! I’m so happy you got to experience freedom and every mother’s wish live to see and know that our children are safe, cared for , and loved! Guille is the universe daughter now and we will continue to support her and her friends just as you would’ve wanted! Your time here on Earth is finish but your Triumphs and Trumpets are eternal! WE LOVE YOU!
Sandi saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:27 pm
So shocked to see the email about Pocha. She was beautiful and couldn’t have been in a more perfect place to spend what time she had left. What a wonderful mother she was and I love that she got to spend her final days outside and in nature. You made that possible for her and I love how you care for all of the elephants. So sad that she didn’t get to spend a lot more years there, but so happy that she spent her short time with everyone, humans and elephants, at the Sanctuary. Love to you all, condolences to all the care takers on her loss. Sending hugs to all.
Kathryn saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:29 pm
Dear Pocha, may you be at peace, filled with love and joy. Blessings on your future incarnations. Thank you for sharing your light with those near and far.
JoAnn Merriman-Eaton saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:33 pm
I read the beginning of the post, began to cry, and reread it in disbelief. Pocha was the essence of of a unselfish loving mother. Her patience and guidance with Guille shone bright behind walls, and after freedom at GSE. From her first dust bath out of the crate to standing back bright eyed watching her daughter explore new friends, and learn things she only dreamed of for decades. My heartfelt sympathy to her caregivers, our extended GSE family and her herd mates that will now stand watch over her daughter. R.I.P. dear Pocha. ❤️🐘💔
Terry Silva saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:35 pm
My heart is broken, also, but knowing what Pocha had in sanctuary makes me feel so happy. Even 5 minutes of life at GSE is worth every effort you all made to get her there. Rest in Peace, gorgeous Pocha. I send condolences and love to you all.
Harry Stevens saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:38 pm
Everyone – elephants and humans hearts are very broken right now. But I’m sure that the beautiful Pocha is so happy her daughter Guille is out of the concrete jail and she is living in freedom with some special Aunties around to help her enjoy this thing called life!! xoxoxoxo
Yanina Aranda saysOctober 7, 2022 at 11:49 pm
Las abrazo a la distancia, pienso que Pocha se fue en paz, sabiendo que Guille queda rodeada de unas hermosas compañeras y quiénes van cuidarla siempre ,. Pocha pudo disfrutar por poco tiempo de este hermoso paraíso terrenal, pero, fue muy feliz y eso es lo importante, sé que dónde halla ido, esperará ansiosa el reencuentro con su hija!!
¡¡Vuela alto hermosa Pocha !! 💚🐘
Annemie saysOctober 8, 2022 at 12:02 am
Estoy tan triste, Pocha!!! Me rompe el corazon q te hayas ido y solo disfrutaras tan poco tiempo en este hermoso paraíso de elefantes,! Te quiero mucho, agradezco q hayas tenido este tiempo en tan hermoso lugar y hayas sido una mamá increible! Se q vas a cuidar de tu niña desde donde estas ahora. Te abrazo muy fuerte y también a Guille! Gracias por todo.
Sam Whincup saysOctober 8, 2022 at 12:03 am
I was so sad and devastated to read about Pocha today. It just doesn’t seem fair. But I’m so very happy that she died in beautiful surroundings with the other girls to send her off and not in a pit in a zoo. Thank you for giving her love, dignity and a beautiful life at the end. RIP beautiful girl 💜🐘
Kenneth B. Newman saysOctober 8, 2022 at 12:13 am
I’m in shock…….How Guille will survive without her mother for the next few years will be interesting…….Thank god that the other elephants seem to be Guille’s friends NOW……..RIP Pocha, the world is taking care of your daughter……..
Barb saysOctober 8, 2022 at 12:23 am
Such amazing outpouring of love and admiration being expressed for beautiful Pocha. We are all feeling such a sincere emptiness for the loss of sweet Momma Pocha. There will be much grieving for her but we take solace in knowing that her last days were spent in joyous moments with her family at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Guillermina will be a tribute to Pocha and how marvelous that she has ele sisters to support her. Thank you for the love and care given to Pocha.
Suzanne Eaton saysOctober 8, 2022 at 12:26 am