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Fence Talk

This photo is one of those beautiful shots that wouldn’t always be used- why? Simply because there is a fence in the background. Some would like to believe that sanctuary is about giving elephants land and setting them ‘free’. The amusing part of that theory is that zoos see it as…...

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Pouring Concrete and Pouring Rain

Scott wrote this the day before yesterday. Something so simple, but goes to show even with supplies and the best laid plans, sometimes mother nature is the one that determines the schedule....

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The Reality of What It Takes To Build a Sanctuary

People often ask how come things take so long. They want to know why elephants aren’t rescued already. It’s a valid question, which we understand- when elephants are waiting it always seems to take too long. But one of the biggest things people don’t seem to realize is that we…...

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More Steel Means More Fencing, Which Means More Elephants

Nope, not elephants, but it’s exciting nonetheless. Today we received two truckloads of steel. More steel means more fencing, which means, more elephants. This steel will be split between a 20-acre expansion for female Asians and the inside of the female African barn. ...

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The New African Elephant Barn is Horse Tested and Approved!

Frederick decided to test out the new African Elephant Care Center today. Scott showed me the picture and I asked who the pony was (there are real ponies at the top of the property) because it made Frederick look so tiny. As far as we know, he approves.  ...

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A Barn is Born

  Scott and I went down to the worksite to watch the last big cross beam lifted onto the African Care Center this afternoon. Technically it’s just metal and concrete but there’s this uplifting feeling as you come around the corner and see the structure reveal itself. We know Kenya will be coming…...

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