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Mauricio’s Return

You may remember Mauricio, the tortoise who was part of our rehabilitation and release program. When he was brought to us, he was in pretty good shape after someone decided to keep him as a pet. Sadly, he had an “M” carved into his shell by some unknown person. Mauricio…...

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Rana and Maia Enjoy Jackfruit

It’s the time of year again when the air begins to fill with the unmistakable aroma of jackfruit. Its distinct, sweet smell may be loved by some, but less appreciated by others. You can count Rana and Maia as fans of the yellow, spiny-looking – fruit. (Lady also enjoys them.)…...

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Guillermina Tries To Share Everyone’s Food

Around dinnertime, Pocha, Guillermina, Mara, and Rana were all eating near one another. As expected, Guillermina finished her produce quickly and began to look around to see what her friends were doing. She walked up to Rana first and the two of them shared some food together. It wasn’t aggressive…...

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EleFact Friday: Elephants Graze All Day Long

We often talk about elephants grazing or eating meals here at sanctuary. So, for this week’s EleFACT Friday, we are going to talk about just how much elephants eat in a day and why. The elephants here browse on grass, vines, roots, and trees, among other things. We also supplement…...

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Elephant Night Moves

We are in the process of phasing out night feed for Pocha and Guillermina. We practice this with new elephants in order to help them feel more comfortable in their new home and understand that they’re not alone; we are there if they need us for anything. The reality is…...

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Guillermina Shares Snacks With Maia

Guillermina had a teachable moment recently, when she walked away with some of Maia’s hay and received a gentle reprimand. This week, Pocha and Guillermina have been sharing yards with Bambi, Maia, Mara, and Rana –     so Guille now has opportunities to show the new social skills that…...

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