elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: The Tipsy Truth

Happy EleFACT Friday. Last weekend, we shared a video showing how inundated we are with mangoes, which oftentimes fall close to our property. We got several questions about what would happen if the fruit were to go bad before we could pick it up. There is a common misconception that…...

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Rainy Morning With Everyone

Have you ever had the relaxing feeling of waking up to a light rain and knowing that you can do whatever you want, even if that is nothing? Even though the entire concept of sanctuary is autonomy, some mornings feel a little more relaxed and easygoing than normal. ...

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Mischief at the New Waterer

The team here just installed the first new test waterer for the elephants in Yard 4. They are sturdy and stainless steel, with float valves that tell the apparatus when to automatically refill the container. It will be handy to have two different water sources – one where the girls…...

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Mendoza Mail: Mother and Daughter Crate Time

Guillermina has been increasing the amount of time she’s spending inside her transport crate. At the moment, the two crates are still facing each other with a small connecting area. Guillermina prefers to walk in first – and backward – into the furthest crate. Shortly thereafter, Pocha will walk forward…...

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EleFact Friday – The Buzz About Coexistence

Happy EleFACT Friday. There have been several studies in the news lately about how bees can be used to aid in elephant and human interactions in the wild. Is it true that something as simple as a honey bee can scare an animal as large as an elephant? Today we’ll…...

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Maia’s Emotional Path

It is both promising and fascinating to see Maia approaching Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately and how she has chosen to go about the possibility of building relationships. The dynamics between each individual elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil are complex and those intertwined relationships impact how the herd functions…...

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