We know this is one of those milestones that you all love, so we are happy to announce the crates have left the sanctuary and are heading to Pocha and Guillermina’s current home: Ecoparque Mendoza. Don’t worry, Minnie (the dog) did not go with them; she was just a temporary escort. The two crates left our beautiful sanctuary empty and, when they return, they will have the next lovely ladies of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil inside of them.
The overall trip for the empty crates, including customs and all of the stops for permit and content checks, will take about a week. Once the crates arrive, they will be set up in their respective places and Pocha and Guillermina will have a chance to inspect them and get their first hint of sanctuary smells. Although the containers are cleaned and repainted when needed, the smell of other elephants lingers.
Chrissy and Karissa will be able to expand on separation training with P&G to include having them go into their separate crates and, after some time, be closed in. They are receiving their crates earlier than ‘normal’ since separation comfort is so integral to this relocation. As usual, we will keep you posted. Once we have a better idea of possible travel dates for the girls, we will let you know. But for now, it is all on their time and how their comfort levels progress.
Every day, one step closer.