caregiver

Insight on Caregiver Interviews

At the moment, we are hiring caregivers at the sanctuary in Brazil, which has a unique set of challenges. It is always interesting to have people come to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil and find out what their perceptions are after just seeing or reading about it on social media, versus what…...

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EleFact Friday: Photographs and Wildlife

We frequently get asked questions about whether the elephants here at sanctuary ask for affection – which they do at times – and how close we generally stay from the girls to get photographs. For this week’s EleFact Friday, we’ll talk about how close we get to the elephants and…...

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Rana is a Chatterbox

Rana has been a complete chatterbox lately. When she and Antomilso are doing treatments, we hear her talking to him more and more. During a morning checkup with Mara, Mara didn’t want to leave the treatment chute, so Antomilso was trying to encourage her to leave – but then Rana…...

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Antomilso and Rana’s Relationship

Rana and Lady are known for being a little challenging for caregivers, but in different ways. Rana needs whomever is taking care of her to take a moment before starting anything and connect with her. Once that is established, she also requires them to be present in that time and…...

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Guille’s Bum Enters the Picture

Here, Rana, Mara, and Bambi were all standing at the mud wallow having a lovely time. Caregiver Tina decided to film them at just about the same time that Guillermina wanted to take a quick stroll. Guille didn’t seem to notice Tina standing near, so she didn’t move into the…...

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From Nicole: Caregivers Who Communicate

Visiting caregiver Nicole has been working with our staff in her time here at sanctuary, using her experience to create conversations about not only efficiency in working with elephants, but also communication amongst the staff. Here, she explains:...

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