elephant behavior

Guille Joins the Powerpuff Girls

As always, the relationships among the elephants here at sanctuary are evolving in interesting ways. This week, after Rana and Bambi had spent some time in the annex, they went out into Yard 4 where Guille was spending time. Rana, Bambi, and Mara all walked into the habitat and the…...

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Things Evolve Over Time

In recent posts, we’ve mentioned that things at sanctuary have been relatively quiet – which tends to be a good thing. But, as caregivers, we do notice subtle things going on that, due to our extensive history with elephants, might give us some clues to the fact that big things…...

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Maia Gives Guillermina Room to Share

While Guillermina is processing her relationships with other elephants in a slow and measured way, she has strong bonds with both Bambi and Maia. Occasionally, she tries to push Bambi’s buttons a little bit, but Bambi doesn’t allow Guille to get away with much of anything. Maia is a strong…...

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EleFact Friday: Yearly Round-Up

If there’s anything we know for sure, it’s that working with elephants is a constant journey of learning: not only learning aspects of animals as individuals, but educating ourselves about the species as a whole in order to provide them with the best care possible. A big part of sanctuary,…...

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Maia’s Responses to Guille’s Behavior

Guillermina brings with her a playful attitude. Her exuberance could be because of her youth – or it could simply be a part of her personality. We will learn more as she gets older and settles in with the other elephants over time. ...

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EleFact Friday: The African Elephant Diet

Earlier this week, we shared a video of Guillermina stripping bark from a tree and explained that this is typically a behavior shown by African elephants. For today’s EleFACT, we’ll satisfy the curiosities of our supporters and look further into this behavior....

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