This piece was originally scheduled to publish before Pocha’s passing. In her honor, we decided to keep the post, as it gives you a glimpse of her peaceful nature and her soulful eyes:
Sometimes rain brings a silliness to the elephants and other times it provides an atmosphere of calm relaxation. This was one of those more low-key afternoons. Mara, Bambi, and Pocha were enjoying a few moments of quiet, as the rainfall brought peaceful sounds to the sanctuary.
Like Rana, Pocha is an elephant who embraces human contact when she’s in the right mood. After stopping at the water trough for a drink, she walked over to give Scott a quick hello and a peek at her gorgeous eyes. Mara and Bambi seem unfazed by Scott’s presence, choosing instead to graze and soak in the afternoon shower.
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Rand Cooley saysOctober 9, 2022 at 2:15 pm
I have waited till now to post about Pocha because I was upset to say the least.When I saw the alert on my iphone I said “Oh no” out loud. But in thinking about her and GSE Brazil I was grateful that you could give her a place to pass that was not a concrete pit. She enjoyed what most elephants do if only for a short time. I knew that there was a danger she might pass before you could effect her rescue. I held my breath untill Scott let us know she was home. My condolences to you all there at Sanctuary it is never easy as I know from experience.
RIP Pocha you are loved
Theresa saysOctober 9, 2022 at 2:21 pm
I wanted to share a song with everyone.
Suo Gan (Welsh Lullaby)
:to be found on YouTube
Holly O'Brien saysOctober 9, 2022 at 2:24 pm
I shall always remember her this way..
Cintia Abney saysOctober 9, 2022 at 2:32 pm
Beautiful Pocha… clearly you knew you and Guille were loved 💕
Katherine saysOctober 9, 2022 at 2:33 pm
Gorgeous eyes – an opening into her beautiful soul
Wim saysOctober 9, 2022 at 3:03 pm
Words failing to say the proper thing here.
Wishing you we’re still here. 🕯✨️🐘
Sue saysOctober 9, 2022 at 3:15 pm
When first introduced to Mama Pocha, her eyes made me think of Guida. Something about them made me feel she was an old soul, like I felt when looking into Guida’s eyes. Wishing peace upon her up in Ele-Heaven with Guida and Ramba. Thank you for posting the video, such a beauty. ❤️🐘❤️
Carol saysOctober 9, 2022 at 3:27 pm
We will always love you, our Pocha girl. Best Mommy and sweet soul. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻💖🙏🏻💖🙏🏻💖
Tammy saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:01 pm
Yes her eyes are just so beautiful you wonder what she is thinking as you deeply gaze into them. So happy Pocha went out of her way to acknowledge Scott with a quick hi there and a wink of those gorgeous brown eyes of hers gifting him with that special shared moment letting him know in her own special way thank you for saving us I will never forget you for that 💞
Pam saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:03 pm
Blessed girl. Knowing now that her departure was near when this was filmed, it seems she was taking a moment to connect with Scott and to say thank you … Thank you for posting this. I always love these close-ups, and being able to look into Pocha’s eyes again is a gift.
Zoi Flores saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:06 pm
I was in love with Pocha’ eyes! I’m still in disbelief that my lovely girl has gone so fast; still weeping for her absence. 💖 I wish a big and beautiful tree grows up next to her resting place. Thank you so much for this post.
Shirley Taylor saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:25 pm
Beautiful girl so glad you and your daughter knew ,ove and freedom for the last few months. Your daughter will be well cared by Scott his wife and the other girls xxx
Finn Jørgensen Lock saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:45 pm
Started to cry again..😔💔You should be here, Pocha.. Nothing is reason, nothing is right, and nothing is fair.. But sometimes it’s good..
Just not now..
But your daughter is here, and she is happy, and she Will live a long life..
Julie saysOctober 9, 2022 at 4:55 pm
Susy saysOctober 9, 2022 at 5:15 pm
Hermosa, amada y valiente Pocha. Te amo y te amare. Me preguntan algunos.. por que este vínculo, por que este amor, está sensación? No sé explicar. Solo sé que me dio vuelta la cabeza con respecto a los elefantes..fue y será Mi Elefante..Mí Bella Pocha. Duele enormemente no verte más en los videos. Hasta siempre…nada será igual
Viviana Gallo saysOctober 9, 2022 at 5:16 pm
Gracias por compartir este hermoso momento de Pocha disfrutando la lluvia en libertad. Se la ve tan bella, tranquila y feliz. Todavía tengo un nudo en la garganta por el dolor de su partida… seguramente su cuerpo estaba deteriorado de pasar tantos años en ese pozo espantoso y la alegría que experimentó su alma al reencontrarse en la naturaleza y con otros elefantes debe haber sido abrumadora… Pocha tan valiente al criar a su hija sola y en esas condiciones tan difíciles… Vuela alto Pochita y disfruta los hermosos Arcoiris que trae la lluvia que tanto te gustaba.
Patricia saysOctober 9, 2022 at 5:46 pm
Beloved Pocha, your eyes reflected your great soul. You were an elephant angel on earth, and you have joined the elephant angels in heaven. You waited through so much until you knew your beautiful daughter would be okay. Thank you for staying with us as long as you did.
Charlotte Hansen saysOctober 9, 2022 at 5:56 pm
Thank you for this sweet honoring of our beloved Pocha.
Elizabeth saysOctober 9, 2022 at 6:25 pm
Maybe she was telling Scott, “thank you and goodbye”. She was precious and my favorite.
Elizabeth saysOctober 9, 2022 at 6:45 pm
I am wondered the timing of the video with Bambi and Guillermina getting silly in the mud, and this video, and Pocha’s passing. Were they all in the same day?
Kat Blais saysOctober 9, 2022 at 8:29 pm
honestly, i don’t remember at this point. would have been the same day or one day after the other most likely. these past few days have felt like a lifetime.
Bonnie saysOctober 9, 2022 at 7:05 pm
I think maybe not only showing Scott her pretty eyes but thanking him for saving her and her daughter we will miss her
Melinda saysOctober 9, 2022 at 8:04 pm
She looked so alive and happy. Tragically, she was far too soon gone. R.I.P. my beautiful and adored Pocha. Your daughter is in loving hands. Rest easy darling.
JamesMichael saysOctober 9, 2022 at 8:10 pm
Suo Gan – a perfect, beautiful Lullaby fora dear, sweet soul. Sleep soundly, and rest your soul beautiful lady. Forever be at peace. I (We} will always love you and cherish your time here – honored to have known you. From the bottom of my heart – Rest in Merciful Peace.
jean saysOctober 9, 2022 at 9:09 pm
She is so beautiful!!
Rest in peace sweet soul.
You are so loved💕💕💕💕
Pierrette Walraevens saysOctober 10, 2022 at 12:09 am
My Sweet Gorgeous Pocha ❤️🥰🐘🥰❤️💔😥😥 I Never Ever gona Forget you 😥 Now Sweet mama Pocha You will be FOREVER in my Heart ❤️ Your Gorgeous darling Guille ❤️🥰🐘🥰❤️ Scott,Cate and all her Elephants will be taking care of her and so do We❤️ RIP SWEET MUM POCHA LOVE YOU FOREVER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART 💔😥😥❤️🥰🐘🥰❤️😥😥😥😥
Patricia saysOctober 10, 2022 at 6:34 am
I’m still heartbroken 💔 after hearing of Pocha’s passing. Just knowing that Pocha was able to spend her last few month’s free, cared for and loved is heart warming. Also that Guillermina is safe and free and in your care. Thank you everyone for looking after and making Pocha’s life better. R. I.P. dearest Pocha. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Janine Proctor saysOctober 10, 2022 at 6:52 am
I am only just reading about Pocha passing. I’m so upset but as comments suggest at least she enjoyed her final time on this earth, rest in peace beautiful girl❤️❤️❤️
Lynne Russert saysOctober 10, 2022 at 8:44 am
Susy saysOctober 10, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Cómo están todos en el santuario. Cómo ha trascurrido Guille estos días y noches sin su madre. Ustedes..que son nuestros ojos allí, los que nos cuentan con detalles y nos hacen sentir que estamos cerca de esos seres maravillosos..cómo están?
Sara saysOctober 10, 2022 at 5:07 pm
Thank you for asking. We are sad, but much more concerned about the elephants and how they are holding up.
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