While the burned areas are starting to recover from the fire, we know it will still take a while for food to be plentiful for wildlife again. As we mentioned previously, even in the burned areas, many pockets of land did not burn. While those areas provide food for many, there is still likely a general scarcity of food right now. We are working with a local team to disperse food for wildlife in the area.
A group of volunteers came out a few days ago and put out small piles of food throughout the property. Due to the variety of wildlife, they left fruits, vegetables, cereals, and eggs.
We are grateful for the hard work and generosity of these volunteers, who not only brought their own food to distribute but spent several hours helping to make a difference in the lives of the animals.
Photo of a volunteer setting down fruit for the wildlife.
October 25., 2020
Scott (center) with the volunteers
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Nancy Shaw saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm
I salute them for their genorosity and hard work!
Patricia Aguilar saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm
So heartening to see people who work for the welfare of the wild creatures.
Nancy Shaw saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Barb saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm
What wonderful efforts by these volunteers! Many thanks to them and thank you for sharing.
Barb C. saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:51 pm
Thank you Thank you Thank you ????
Beji saysOctober 25, 2020 at 3:47 pm
Karma. Their generosity will come back to them a thousand times over. In this dark and scary time, goodness will always shine through.
Bonnie saysOctober 26, 2020 at 9:58 pm
Who is the person who does all this writing about these Elephants reason I’m asking is because the way it is done is really good you explain every detail about these amazing Animals keep up the good work. Thanks Bonnie
Kat Blais saysOctober 27, 2020 at 7:37 am
They are written by two different people. Kat writes some of the in-depth elephant posts and Suz writes the others. Scott and Kat send updates about the girls and what goes on each day so the updates allow people to get to know the girls. We’re glad you enjoy them. 🙂
John Perrigo saysOctober 25, 2020 at 1:57 pm
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!
Rosie P saysOctober 25, 2020 at 2:39 pm
Thank you a million times over. Truly amazing, heartening and full of generosity of spirit.
Bless you all! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Elke Riesterer saysOctober 25, 2020 at 2:41 pm
Big Kudos to everyone !!! Wonderful to get such great help to benefit food starving animals. ? ???
arie saysOctober 25, 2020 at 3:35 pm
If there was a Nobel prize for animal welfare, I’d vote for you all! ?❤️
Julie saysOctober 25, 2020 at 4:28 pm
Woo hoo! Good job y’all. That’s what it’s all about!
Rachel saysOctober 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm
What wonderful news. This sort of caring for other wildlife from GSE and volunteers alike is not surprising, but definitely uplifting. It’s snowing here in Colorado – thank goodness – as we’re dealing with fires nearby in the mountains. As relieved as I am with the snow hopefully making a real dent in the fires, I’m also taking care of the small songbirds (and other creatures) who visit my yard, looking desperately for food to keep them warm. As I look out at them eating from the bird feeders and ground and drinking warm water from the two water bowls I have for them. I’m grateful for the love I have for all creatures, large and small, and can’t help but think of all the other people in the world making a difference for the animals and wildlife in their part of the world. Such thinking warms my own soul – something I desperately need right now. Thank you all.
Rosie P saysOctober 26, 2020 at 4:01 am
I understand and relate to all you say, Rachel. With all the cruelty that goes on around the world there are many people who do what they can to alleviate animal suffering. I have always loved our fellow creatures and have tried all my life to make a difference for them. It is so uplifting to find a beautiful place as ESB where all animals and humans alike are treated with respect and cared for. It is a privilege to be part of the sanctuary family , a gathering of caring people from all over the world coming together for one cause…to help give back what has been so cruelly taken from these majestic creatures. And at its heart the carers, the heart beat making it happen. If the world was ESB wouldn’t it be a wonderful place!!!
Rachel saysOctober 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Thank you Rosie. There’s a real sense of “family” with all the supporters here. We get it, we try to live it as best we can in our own little world, and we have a deep well of caring for others, human and creature alike. Hugs to you my distant friend ?
SHEILA saysOctober 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm
PTL?FOR AWESOME COMMUNITY FOLKS WITH A KIND GENEROUS SPIRIT TO CARE ABOUT OTHER ANIMALS THAT NEED FOOD! THIS IS AN EXCELLENT SHOWING OF TRUE HUMAN HEARTS CARING ANOUT ENVIRONMENT AND THE ANMALS WHO MAYBE SUFFERING HUNGER‼️ GOD BLESS U FOLKS?THANKYOU ALL? AND AS A BONUS U MAY SEE THE LADIES?????. WALKING ABOUT?
Wim saysOctober 25, 2020 at 5:46 pm
Many thanks to all your volunteers they make a big difference. This world wouldn’t run anymore without all volunteers. ?
Paula saysOctober 25, 2020 at 6:07 pm
Que diferente sería nuestro planeta si existieran más personas que respeten y cuiden a la naturaleza como ustedes! ???
Muchas gracias a los voluntarios y al equipo del santuario por recordar a los más indefensos y vulnerables animales, víctimas del horrible incendio…
Bendiciones para todos ustedes!
Personas sensibles, empáticas y comprometidas con la vida de toda criatura!???
Sunny saysOctober 25, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Excellent job !
Carol from Canada saysOctober 25, 2020 at 7:50 pm
Thank you GSEB and all the volunteers for everything you do – for the Elephants and the other animals cared for at the rescue – and local wildlife. If everyone put in the effort you all do, the world would be a better place. Thanks again, you are all true warriors.
Sallie Robbins-Druian saysOctober 25, 2020 at 10:06 pm
Such Goodness is soooooo Healing . . . Thank you all who give and volunteer.
Bo saysOctober 26, 2020 at 12:25 am
This is a perfect example of what life really is all about in my opinion.
To help when possible and when you can.
Sometimes of course it is not possible to help but when it is, it can be relatively simple to help and it can mean the world to animals, nature and people.
All a circle.
Love this news!
Carol Anderson saysOctober 26, 2020 at 8:37 am
May God bless these wonderful people for what they do for the wild animals. THANK YOU!
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysOctober 26, 2020 at 1:24 pm
BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! I wish I could thank each one individually for this unselfish spirit and generosity.
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