SURPRISE! Scott is coming to us live from Mendoza this morning as preparations are underway to begin the transport of Pocha and Guillermina to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
This is an exciting week for many reasons – we are thrilled that Scott is with the girls in Mendoza and that we will be participating in The Big Payback tomorrow! Our biggest fundraiser of the year starts at 6 pm central on Wednesday, May 4, and will run for 24 hours.
Early giving has already begun, and you can donate by clicking HERE. Thank you to everyone who has made this journey possible and who will find it in their hearts to give and donate in the next few days, allowing us to change the lives of more elephants around the world.
(Donations made before the 6pm start time will not count towards prizes.)
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Alana saysMay 3, 2022 at 11:51 am
Is the “6pm start time” today or tomorrow? I assume it’s today. Is it 6pm my time Pacific standard or what time here? I’m ready, but will wait tell it counts toward prizes.
Thanks for your help.
Sara saysMay 3, 2022 at 12:02 pm
We listed it in the post. The Big Payback starts tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6pm central time. Thanks for your generosity!
Pam Dodd saysMay 3, 2022 at 11:56 am
Takes my breath away to see Pocha and Guillermina live! So exciting. While there isn’t much good news in the world these days, ESB always brings moments of joyful relief with honest stories of sanctuary life and the plights of South American elephants on tap to be rescued. Blessings to all involved.
Lynn Herrick saysMay 3, 2022 at 12:03 pm
Will Tamy be able to occupy the girls’ space as well as his own once Pocha and Guillermina go to sanctuary?
Sara saysMay 3, 2022 at 12:15 pm
The two spaces are separate and he will be moved to Pocha and Guillermina’s enclosure. It is safer to begin training in that area that from his current space.
Zoi saysMay 3, 2022 at 12:43 pm
I’m so excited that finally the girls will leave that pit! I cried when read the mail earlier this morning. Great surprise to watch Scott video from Mendoza!!! Counting the minutes to see the cranes arriving to Ecoparque. 👍💪🏻👏🏼
Andy saysMay 3, 2022 at 1:07 pm
Will Tammy be coming to GSE Brazil?
Sara saysMay 3, 2022 at 2:54 pm
The plan is for Tamy to come to Brazil. He has no training, so he much learn the necessary behaviors in order to be transported. But, yes, we will not forget about Tamy.
Katie Howard saysMay 3, 2022 at 1:38 pm
So exciting! It breaks my heart to see them, and Tamy, in this situation. I’m ecstatic the move is happening!
Elaine Decker saysMay 3, 2022 at 1:53 pm
Scott, please speak louder. It is very hard trying to catch all your words.
Sara saysMay 3, 2022 at 2:55 pm
I will pass the message on to him.
Deb saysMay 3, 2022 at 2:11 pm
Julie saysMay 3, 2022 at 2:58 pm
It’s really happening! I will certainly give after 6pm one Wednesday. More bang for the buck!
Sara saysMay 3, 2022 at 3:01 pm
Thanks so much, Julie!
Silvana Soranna saysMay 3, 2022 at 3:49 pm
Qué felicidad !!! Scott y equipo ya están trabajando en Mendoza para el traslado de P&G ! Tanta fue la espera. Ahora es realidad. Emocionante !! MUY AGRADECIDA. Mi corazón está con Ustedes y su hermosa misión ! Espero que hasta que se vuelvan a reunir en SEB, Tamy, Pocha y Guille, Tamy no se deprima x la ausencia de ellas… Gracias x tanto !
bo saysMay 3, 2022 at 3:51 pm
if only we could press a >>>>> fast forward button and have them already in their paradise forever home, all settled down, all comfortable!!! tears tears from feeling so sorry for them now and joy from how happy and comfortable they will feel once they are in Brazil!
love and support to all who are envolved, care and make this possible!
Lynn Kiley saysMay 3, 2022 at 5:48 pm
So very exciting! Hang on girls. It won’t be long!
Rachel saysMay 3, 2022 at 11:27 pm
Yippee!!!! Will be checking my emails more often AND definitely will give during the Big Payback. 👏🙏💝
bo saysMay 4, 2022 at 12:29 am
sorry envolved = involved.
thankfully elephants don’t mind about all that 🙂
Anita J saysMay 4, 2022 at 7:53 pm
I stopped breathing seeing Scott in Mendoza next to the girls! That was so so fast! Seeing that enclosure, how small it is broke me to pieces all over again! But they are going home! Soon! That is most important now. I have checked your transfer page and there is a photo of a crane and a truck. Maybe it is a an angle but that truck looks very long! And only one. I thought they will be travelling on two separate trucks. Are we waiting for a second truck? Knowing we are so close to the travel made me so calm. I am fully relaxed now. Just enjoying your news and waiting…xoxoxox
Sara saysMay 4, 2022 at 7:56 pm
Right now, we are analyzing if the two crates will be able to travel on the same truck. We will all know the answer soon.
LNC saysMay 5, 2022 at 8:59 am
I donated from the UK. last night, but I think my donation will not count against the 30k?
Sara saysMay 5, 2022 at 10:23 am
I’m not sure when the donation went through but, even if you didn’t make the match, we are grateful for every dollar! Thank you for making the effort.
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