elephant behavior

Bambi’s Nightly Calls

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are typically active at night and often have conversations with one another. For months now, we have been hearing them frequently around 10pm, having little trumpet fests. Whenever we hear the noise, we look into the camera to make sure all is well, but they seem…...

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Caregivers Who Connect

We recently wrote about Lady, her needs from caregivers, and how important it is to listen to the messages she sends. At times, Lady can be uncomfortable with unexpected or unnecessary noises or activities around, especially when she needs someone to focus completely on her needs. That means that having…...

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Lady and Ingo’s Relationship: She Guides the Learning Curve

Most of you have now come to know Ingo, the new international director at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, and an experienced caregiver. As our followers have learned more about his gentle nature and techniques in working with individual elephants, we have received some questions about how he is adjusting to working…...

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Maia Joins the Three Ladies Near the Mud Wallow

After all five elephants received their Valentine’s Day treats courtesy of our donors, Bambi, Mara, and Rana gathered together to enjoy some hay. Maia was in the same area, not too far away, heading in for snacks. Maia chose to walk near the other three elephants after everyone was finished…...

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Lady Walks Near the Three Girls

Bambi, Rana, and Mara have been near the barn for a couple of days, which is not the norm lately. They stayed in Yard 1 all day, though they had access to Yard 5 (which is adjacent), but seemed happy to stay where they were. Their energy was calm and…...

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Maia Shows Many Aspects of Her Personality – All In One Morning

Because Ingo is still getting used to the needs and personality traits of each of the elephants, and because he seems to enjoy footwork, we have been dedicating time to each girl’s feet over the past few weeks. Of course, it is still the rainy season – the best time…...

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