elephant behavior

Cold Weather is Moving In

As we are moving later into the year, the weather has been starting to cool off a bit. Generally, we don’t have multiple cold days in a row; chilly days are usually followed by a cloudy morning and a warmer afternoon, when the sun comes out. The temperature rarely drops…...

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Video: Lady and Her Ear Flaps

In this video, Lady is exploring the back of Yard 5 – one of our purest and untouched spots and an area she enjoys quite a bit. It is very serene and the birds are singing in the background. You may notice that she glances to her left, where workmen…...

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Everyone Goes Exploring In Unexpected Places

Most of the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have spots that they enjoy in each yard. Sometimes they get into a pattern of staying in the same spots at roughly the same times of the day during particular parts of the season. Out of practicality, there are some things…...

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EleFact Friday: A Noise By Any Other Name

Happy EleFACT Friday. This week, we are going to explore the types of noises that elephants make and how they make them. Elephants produce a wide variety of sounds, and each can mean different things to different herd members (or humans in sanctuary). The sound many people often associate with…...

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Bambi and Rana’s Evolving Relationship

Since her arrival, Bambi has been a colorful example of how dynamics among elephants in sanctuary can shift with the entrance of a new individual. Not only are new relationships formed, but relationships that already exist between elephants who have known each other for years can also change. Every individual…...

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Maia is Taking It Slowly

Maia continues to wander on her own these days, but remains curious about what the other ladies are doing. She is still spending some relaxing time with Rana, but has been watching Mara, Bambi, and Rana together, just at a distance. On a recent night, Maia was near the barn…...

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