We know that many of you are eagerly awaiting more news about Pocha and Guillermina and, while this is not a huge status update, we want to share with you what we know about the ongoing process and plans for relocation.
Things have been progressing well with the girls. As we shared in our last update, the two had to restart their quarantine testing;
the quarantine period should be finished in a few days and then Global Sanctuary for Elephants will be ready to go forward with the move.
At the moment, we still don’t have a transfer date for Pocha and Guillermina. Their relocation requires a CITES export permit renewal, which we need to finalize our plans. We don’t know when the renewal will be processed, as we are waiting for the Argentinian agricultural ministry to complete the required paperwork. As soon as that has been finalized, we are ready and waiting to go. Please know that as soon as we have more information to share, we will do our best to let you know.
Photo of Guillermina and Pocha at the Mendoza Ecoparque