construction

We Have a Tractor!

We have a tractor!!! This is exciting for a lot of reasons. One reason is that we desperately need a tractor, and another is because it has been a bit of a saga. Most important information first – it’s shiny red and named Spartacus. 😊 Maybe. Last year we held a fundraiser…...

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New Training Areas and Treatment Chutes Going Up

It isn’t cost-effective to purchase partial loads of steel, so when purchasing tubes for Kenya’s fencing we had to round up a tiny bit. Thankfully, we always have ways to use extra steel. As Lady has revealed herself to be quite an explorer, we are using some of the extra…...

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Fences4Kenya Construction Update!

We’ve officially had two loads of steel and one load of concrete delivered from our Fences4Kenya fundraiser!  As anyone who has ever built anything knows, no plans are final until the project is finished. We frequently talk about our holistic approach – and how we build with the elephants in…...

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Kenya’s 1st Load of Steel Has Arrived!

Big delivery today!! The first load of steel from our Fences4Kenya fundraiser has arrived!! It was scheduled to arrive yesterday, and while we gave the delivery company a fantastic, overly-detailed map, the driver decided to follow his own path and go his own way…and got stuck… twice. The driver ultimately…...

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Licensing, Land Use and Kenya

Representatives from SEMA, the agricultural agency for the state of Mato Grosso, are visiting the Sanctuary today with media to document all the positive changes to the land that have occurred since elephants have come. That organization wears a lot of different hats, one of which is to issue the licenses…...

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Time to Expand the Ponds!

More elephants coming and a chance of rain in next week’s forecast means time to expand the ponds. The photo is the pond in yard 5, the one closest to the barn. Although it was cozy for 2 elephants and worked for what we needed at the moment, it could…...

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