elephant behavior

Guillermina is Finding Balance

Guillermina is going through the natural process of finding out what life will be like without her mother. At the moment that means lots of explorations – both of the space around her and of her relationships with the others. She may be searching for a deeper connection with herself…...

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EleFact Friday: Desert Elephants

Many of our EleFACT Fridays have been dedicated to discussing the differences between Asian and African elephants, so many of you know by now that African elephants often live in grassland and forest environments. But did you know that there are also populations of African elephants that live in the…...

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Maia is a Sensitive Soul

When something emotional occurs at the sanctuary, it gives each of us a new perspective on the individual elephants and how they process deep feelings. Though some may view Lady as our most sensitive resident because she is highly attuned to what’s going on around her, Maia is actually the…...

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EleFact Friday: Emotional Understanding in Elephants

We’ve spent quite a bit of time lately talking about the emotional abilities of elephants, especially as they navigate grief. Elephants are highly emotionally intelligent animals, as we all know and have seen firsthand through the experiences we share with the ladies of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. For today’s EleFACT, we’ll…...

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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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