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Lady and the Importance of Listening to Elephants

Lady has become much more comfortable with her caregivers, and they’ve become more attuned to what she needs when receiving treatment. Still, we know that there are times when an elephant prefers one caregiver over another. For this reason, Kat has stepped back a bit to allow Lady to adjust…...

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Thanks For a Wonderful Year: Part 2

Our Elephant Sanctuary Brazil team continues to send gratitude to you for your support this year, and always. You make this life of sanctuary possible, and our caregivers, who see how your dedication helps each elephant heal, want to share their appreciation. Happy New Year! P.S.: Meet more of our…...

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Thanks For a Wonderful Year: Part 1

Your support means the world to every member of the Global Sanctuary for Elephants and Elephant Sanctuary Brazil team. Here, some of our caregivers at ESB send their thanks and good wishes. They witness each day how your generosity helps transform the elephants’ lives, and they are incredibly grateful. While…...

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Shirlei’s Perspective on Sanctuary Life

We often talk about how caring for elephants involves learning the nuances of each individual and adjusting your care approach accordingly. Recently, one of our newer employees, Angelica, was speaking to Shirlei about how impressed she was by how much physical work Shirlei is able to accomplish. Shirlei is petite,…...

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Do Elephants Prefer One Caregiver Over Another?

We get a number of questions about whether caregivers have “favorite” elephants (which Scott and Kat talked about in the AMA video) or if elephants have people they prefer over others. Truthfully, the answer is: yes and no. ...

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The Staff at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil Grows

We are lucky to have a dedicated team of caregivers, with hearts and minds open to learning what it takes to provide true sanctuary for the resident animals. The idea of “sanctuary” is more than just providing a beautiful habitat, but is also about developing deep relationships and comprehensive understanding…...

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