Pocha and Guillermina Leave Argentina and Cross Into Brazil!

Here, we are sharing two videos – the first shows Pocha and Guillermina in their last moments in Argentina.

The second live video captures Pocha and Guille crossing over into Brazil as our human teams from Argentina and Brazil meet up. The internet drops partway through, so there’s a bit of a break in the video. A little bit of paperwork to finalize, and then the drive through Brazil begins. Follow along as the tired team cries while bringing the girls home to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil Sorry that audio is not ideal with the phone out of the window, but we wanted to capture the moment.

Welcome to Brazil, P&G!


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    katherine says


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    Melinda says

    More tears of joy! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! For the GIRLS!

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    Susana Tejedor says

    Siento casi la misma emoción que sentí al ver llegar a Mara al Santuario.
    Feliz vida para Pocha y Guillermina

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    Anne says

    This is so wonderful to see! I’m crying here, lol Long time coming! Just shows what prayer, perseverance and patience can do! Congratulations!

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    Susan says

    So incredible and emotional watching this journey along with you, thank you for sharing it with us. So happy these two beautiful Ele’s will soon be Home in Sanctuary. Thank you again, to everyone and all you do to help these amazing beings live their best lives. Love and hugs ❤️🐘❤️

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    Alana says

    I cried, good tears. Hope your travels today go safe & fast. Also I want that T-shirt commemorating the trip, where do I get one?

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    jj skiddy says

    Im crying for you all God Bless you all for being such kind caring people……Safe travels…..

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    Cecelia says

    Such an exciting day thanks to a fabulous team for the girls! Soon they’ll be “home” in a beautiful place of love.😊🐘💓🐘

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    Tammy says

    Amazing so heartwarming to see all the people involved giving whatever they can to help these girls get to freedom to their new forever home in paradise! Thank you everyone this is incredible the whole world is watching this bringing attention to elephants in great need of rescue it’s a huge victory in so many ways 💞🐘💞🐘💞

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    Walravens Pierrette says

    Welcome to Brazil Sweethearts Pichal and Guilmina 💖🐘🐘💖 Tears are rolling over my face of Joy and Happiness , so Happy their out of Mendoza on The way to Global Elephant Brazil and finally are having The time of their life freedom 💖 Love you so much Pichal and Guilmina 💖🐘💖🐘💖 Love you guys and Thank you so so much 💖 Drive safely Big Hits to al of you 💖💖💖💖💖🐘🐘💖💖💖💖💖

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    Andy says

    Aww thank you so much. Love seeing the updates of how the P&G are doing.

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    Katie Howard says

    No words needed! I don’t know how they are even managing to seal anyway! The lump in my throat is huge! I haven’t felt this mix of anxiety, relief and excitement since Rambo’s amazing transport. I am thrilled the girls are now in Brazil!!’ ❤️🐘🐘❤️

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    Katie Howard says

    Speak, not “seal”! Arghh. I can’t even type, much less speak! 😁

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    Deb says

    This is just so emotional! Love & kisses to the girls & everyone involved!!!
    Safe travels 🙏🏻

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    Lila Nieto says

    A dream coming true!!!

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    Robin Kern says

    Love this progress!! It’s exciting and emotional! Won’t be long now, after all this waiting, til the girls finally get to start their new lives at GSE!❣

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    June Ross says

    How exciting is this?? WOW! Loved the videos Scott. Thank you so much for all of them. I am so anxiously awaiting arrival at Sanctuary. I can hardly wait to see the two girls place their feet onto actual ground versus pavement. OMG! So excited!
    Well done all of you!

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    Rachel says

    Oh my goodness I have tears in my eyes too!!! Welcome to Brazil Pocha and Guille!!! 🥳🙏🥰💝

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    Sherry says


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    Patricia says

    I was just thinking OMG how beautiful it is when Scott said it too. So appreciate these updates! It’s so exciting! Give P & G my love. And all the girls at ESB. 💞💞💞

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    Jenny says


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    Shelley Russell says

    So so exciting and emotional! What a wonderful team you all are! Stay safe on this mammoth undertaking! 🥰

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    Carolyn McNeil says

    Hy are the dots not updated as in previous rescues. It stays the same from morning to night and only changes once a day?

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      Sara says

      We update them as often as we can. They are being updated a couple of times a day, if possible. There have been stretches of area that do not have good reception, so we don’t always get a correct GPS location. We have to wait for reception to improve before we can get an accurate location marker. We’ll keep updating as much as possible.

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    Carey says

    You are very lucky working in such a caring compassionate country, with such support. I love South America ❤️!

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    Carey says

    What’s the drivers name? We should all thank him for his amazing work! ⭐️✌🏾Almost home, incredible.

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      Sara says

      There are several drivers of the vehicles, but we will pass along your thanks when we see them later today!

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    Carey says

    Ps I love it most when ordinary people step up, and do what ever they can. They quite possibly didn’t know the issues, they learnt them, and they helped, this is the amazing size of humanity. Such a relief to see wonderful Argentinians in this light, strong, in spite of their oh so difficult history. A good escape from …don’t talk about the war…you know where

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    Tammy says

    Hi guys, where should we go to watch live? Dont want to miss a second of the girls stepping on to Sanctuary soil!

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      Sara says

      We will be posting live videos on Facebook once they arrive. Just a few hours more!

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    Susan Flewelling says

    Here it is Thursday evening in eastern Canada and i know i am not the only one on pins and needles awaiting word of the girls’ arrival at sanctuary!

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    Ema says

    I watched the entire week, and today (thurs). It was amazing the team of people working together, and the calmness of the elephants, and wondered if the darkness of the night was a calming experience for the girls, or if they can still feel the vastness around them, especially the daughter. Thank you, for everyone’s work, vulnerability to changes and things not quite as planned, yet always aware of what was best for the girls. I cannot imagine how exhausted everyone must be, the ele’s included after the last 5 days of travel and today, stepping into their new home, their new life. Thank you to everyone involved !!!!!

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    Sunny says

    You did a great job, guys! Congratulations 👏🏼 Thankx for rescue Pocha and Guille 🐘

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