caregiver

Caregivers Who Connect

We recently wrote about Lady, her needs from caregivers, and how important it is to listen to the messages she sends. At times, Lady can be uncomfortable with unexpected or unnecessary noises or activities around, especially when she needs someone to focus completely on her needs. That means that having…...

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Lady and Ingo’s Relationship: She Guides the Learning Curve

Most of you have now come to know Ingo, the new international director at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, and an experienced caregiver. As our followers have learned more about his gentle nature and techniques in working with individual elephants, we have received some questions about how he is adjusting to working…...

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From Scott: The Glory of Being An Animal Caregiver

Before we go too far, know that this life is exceptional. To be a part of the lives of elephants is incomparable. Sometimes, it feels like we are living in a dreamscape as the sun rises above the hills to illuminate the valley of elephants. It is incredible, and it…...

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Building a Sanctuary: It Takes More Than Love

Last month, Scott was asked to write a guest blog for the World Elephant Alliance about the joys and challenges of building a sanctuary. We often get questions about how to begin the process of creating a rescue organization and, while the effort should be applauded, the realities of starting…...

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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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