elephant behavior

EleFact Friday: Getting a Sense of the Weather

We’ve mentioned several times now how much everyone at the sanctuary is celebrating the rainy season. The weather is changing, the seasons are shifting, and it seems that all are enjoying the transition. Obviously the elephants can tell when the rain begins, but are they able to sense the change…...

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Guille Expresses Herself

Guillermina’s path to processing Pocha’s loss is her own, and she’s handling it in the way that she knows best. Being so young, she naturally has higher and more playful energy, which hasn’t gone away. But it is balanced with more thoughtful moments, as well. It’s natural for a young…...

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Update on Guillermina: How Is She Doing?

We know that the question primarily on some of your minds at the moment is: How is Guillermina handling the passing of her mother? The best answer we can give is to say she’s doing better than we thought she might. Because Guille spent almost all of her 24 years…...

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From Scott: Early Morning Elephant Rituals

Scott’s days are generally filled with elephant care and sanctuary maintenance, so he rarely has a chance to sit down and write out his thoughts. Today, we’re lucky to share some of Scott’s words with you:...

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Bambi Sets the Tone

Bambi is also doing her best to be a guide for Guillermina as she integrates into the herd. Guille’s behavior isn’t always appropriate and Bambi seems to feel she needs to be more serious around her to set the tone. Bambi learned in her own way that boundaries are important…...

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Mara Offers Rana Her Foot

In this video, Rana and Bambi are standing against the fence, with Mara in between them. Everyone was being lighthearted and silly. You can hear Bambi’s deep rumbles, indicating her joy and excitement at being around the others. Mara begins to smell Rana and, afterwards, offers Rana her foot. It’s…...

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