elephant behavior

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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Guillermina’s Gradual Learning Process

While she still has an abundance of enthusiasm, Guillermina seems to be taking notes about how to manage her high energy behavior from the older ladies. As we know, Guille can be somewhat demonstrative, expressing her emotions in physical ways, which Pocha allowed her to believe was acceptable. Of course,…...

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Keeping an Eye on New Caregivers

Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is currently in the process of interviewing for new elephant caregivers. This way, when the African elephants arrive and we have an additional barn running, we will have plenty of staff on board to care for the girls (and eventual boy). There is still no date for…...

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