Guida

Who She Was Then. Who She Is Now. ❤️

Maia and Guida (who passed away in June 2019) were our first elephant rescues of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. With all of our new followers, we wanted to talk a little bit about who Maia was when she first arrived, and who she is now. While we give the elephants the…...

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Rana and Mara Explore the Woods

Today the girls spent most of the afternoon in yard 5. They decided to explore a wooded area close to the divider fence that is not only ridiculously charming but also cool and shady. Mara did very well, and Rana made sure she stayed close. Mara is going to experience…...

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More Baby Steps for Lady

When Lady first arrived, she wasn’t comfortable with or used to human touch. She preferred not to be touched, and, if we were touching her, she wasn’t relaxed. Captive elephants need to be comfortable with humans touching them everywhere. You never know when or where a health problem will pop…...

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Changing and Evolving Relationships

Relationships always grow and evolve. In its simplest form, a relationship is just a connection between two entities and how they relate to each other – so it makes sense that as the way you relate to the world changes and evolves, your relationship with others will change and evolve…...

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Smiley, Cute, Full-of-Energy Maia is Back

Maia truly seems to have returned to her previously normal smiley, cute, full-of-energy self. Over the past few weeks, she has fallen into a new routine that seems to work for her. She seems to want breakfast alone in Yard 5 most days but will spend the day itself near…...

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Lady Explores Yard 5!

While Lady hasn’t shown tremendous confidence with other elephants yet, she has become more comfortable wandering and exploring her natural environment. We took this as a sign that she was ready for more space. The sanctuary is built with flexibility in mind. It was designed to meet the needs of…...

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