elephant health

A Sanctuary Wishlist

Next month we will welcome a staff member visiting from the US, which is rare, and also means that we have the opportunity for someone to bring supplies for the animals that are only available in the United States. In North America, people have a luxury that we don’t have…...

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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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Bambi’s Foot Care at Sanctuary

The very act of changing an elephant’s environment and welcoming them to sanctuary can be enough to change the state of their health, particularly when the elephant is coming from an unfit environment. We have seen this happen time and again. An emotional change begins to happen very quickly, while…...

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It’s Not All Easy, But It’s Worth It For the Elephants

The journey to establishing Elephant Sanctuary Brazil hasn’t always been smooth, but we went into this experience with our eyes open and the knowledge that many roadblocks may lie ahead. Still, once we learned about the need for sanctuary in South America, we felt that, out of respect for the…...

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EleFact Friday: Don’t Get Ticked Off

From the biggest of animals to the smallest of insects, we cover it all on EleFACT Fridays. Many of you may be extra vigilant in the warmer months when it comes to pets and ticks, and we are especially careful when it comes to the elephants here in Brazil as…...

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Using Gates and Fences In a Sanctuary Environment

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how the elephants move around the sanctuary and our usage of gates between yards. There were a number of questions about why we don’t leave the gates open all of the time or have just one open area, so we thought we’d…...

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