elephant behavior

Trainer Karissa Guest Post 2: A Productive Trip

Karissa has left the sanctuary to head back to her home in the US. We are grateful for her time and hard work with the girls. She wrote one last post before she left. Next time you hear from Karissa, she will be in Mendoza getting Pocha and Guillermina ready…...

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Our Shifting Herd Dynamics

As part of our shifting herd dynamics, Mara, Rana, and Maia have been seen together multiple times the past few days. There have been a few cute moments between the three girls, and it’s encouraging to see the three spending time together relaxed and clearly enjoying each other’s company. In…...

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Oh How They Wander

It’s been cool and rainy here, which means all the elephants have been more active during the day and wandering a lot more in general. This trend is especially evident with Mara, who has been exploring so much these past few weeks. When Mara decides it’s time to wander, she…...

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Holiday Slowdown

The elephants have turned into zombies, not literally, of course. Scott has been joking that the girls aren’t ready for the holidays to be over. Mara looked so content in the pond this morning, and so disinterested in getting out, that we fed her there. We laughed that Elephant Sanctuary…...

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Trainer Karissa Guest Post, Bambi’s Adorable Silliness

Karissa, who as we recently mentioned is here for a few weeks, wrote a guest post for us today, and even filmed this lovely video! Enjoy! Nine months. Nine months of no elephants for me—the longest period since my work with elephants began 11 years ago. It was a rough…...

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Rana Has Been in the Cutest Mood

Mara spent the day playing in the mud wallow, and Rana has been in the cutest mood. We aren’t sure why, but she has been super cheeky and smiley all day. Just like the rest of us, some days are great days for no apparent reason. Bambi was in Yard…...

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