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Sunday Smile: Bambi’s Snack

Has anyone ever taken a picture of you while you were eating? It’s not always the most flattering way to be photographed. This Sunday Smile shows Bambi mid-chew as she enjoys a melon. While we may not always look our best when caught unawares, Bambi looks just as charming as…...

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Valentine’s Day Treats From You to the Girls

A couple of weeks ago, you provided gifts in honor of the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Edible markers arrived from the US, and our staff has now had the opportunity to write on and provide the donated produce, adding all of your sweet messages to the extra fruits…...

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Guillermina Gently Grazes

As Guillermina learns how to be calmer around some of the older elephants, she is getting better at creating an atmosphere that’s a little bit slower at times. Here, she stands next to Bambi, Mara, and Rana who are all grazing. Guille takes a few moments to dust herself with…...

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Maia and Her Palms

On this particular day, Mara, Maia, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina were sharing the two larger yards while Lady stayed close to the barn. It was after dinner and the caregivers had set out a number of large palm leaves that had been trimmed because of a construction project, for the…...

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Lady and the Palm Nuts

Recently, we noticed that Lady had something curious in her mouth that we couldn’t immediately identify. It was full of round objects that we’d never seen her eat before. Upon further examination, we saw that she’d been collecting palm nuts to enjoy. (Don’t worry. They’re perfectly edible.)...

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Sunday Smile: Lady’s Popsicle

We mentioned earlier this week that during many hot days, we offer the elephants frozen fruit or homemade popsicles. In this Sunday Smile, you get a glimpse of Lady (wearing a fabulous hay hat) on the hunt for snacks. She picks up a Gatorade popsicle that we gave to her…...

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