Our Heartfelt Thanks

Last month, we posted a wishlist of much-needed items that we hoped to bring from the US into Brazil after a brief trip to North America. As always, you came through quickly and with unmatched generosity and determination to purchase items, even when the wishlist was trying to prevent it 😉. We can’t emphasize enough how valuable these supplies are to the elephants and our staff. It seems that there’s nothing our supporters can’t and won’t do when we make requests for aid. 

We thought you’d enjoy seeing a photo of our stuffed-to-the-brim suitcases full of the purchases you sent. The international travel allowance per bag is 50 lbs (23kg) and weigh-in at the airport is always an anxious time for us, as we wait to see if our at-home luggage scale was accurate. Three of the bags were 50 lbs, 2 were 49, and 1 was 51, but all went through just fine. Because of everything that you purchased, we still have about another 5 suitcases full of items that we will be dividing up between the next individuals that travel to the sanctuary. Thank you for helping to take the best care possible of the lovely ladies here at ESB. You are their heroes.

P.S.: If you’d like to purchase a gift for one of the elephants directly, feel free to peruse our Elephant Wishlists!


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    Susan says

    What a lovely picture! So glad you are getting delivery of these important items!!! ❤️🐘❤️

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    Tammy says

    We are truly one close knit global family of love and kindness for our adorable girls and boys yet to come! But it couldn’t happen without all of you working so hard giving so much going without yourselves just to make these special beautiful ladies feel the love and for that YOU are our Heroes so thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making these gorgeous girls dreams come true! 💕 💜 💞

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      Sara says

      We are blessed to have such a dedicated sanctuary family.

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    Sandy Crile says

    Helping you and the girls makes us so happy. Thank YOU!!

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    Patricia says

    Because we love you all! 💞🙏💞

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      Sara says

      We love you all back!

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    Irene Olson says

    Awesome! Such a great feeling this is all going to help our precious girls, and all the beautiful creatures you all help!! Warms my heart♥️🥰

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    Terry says

    This makes me want to get up to sing and dance on the suitcases…”WE are family”…

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