Guida

Sanctuary Memories: Moments of Light

As part of our monthly Sanctuary Memory Series, we are sharing some thoughts from Scott about the feeling that elephants communicate – knowingly or unknowingly – when they arrive at sanctuary. Scott and Kat believe that they are the lucky residents of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, because they get to witness…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Guida’s Connection to Sanctuary

Each animal that comes to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil becomes part of our lives and yours. We feel lucky to be part of each individual’s healing journey and many of us can relate to some of their challenges and victories. The emotions that surround them create a connection that we can’t…...

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Bambi Is Beginning to Understand That Her Food Now Grows Everywhere

While Maia spent a few days past the creek in Yard 5, Bambi spent a few days across the creek in Yard 4. Bambi’s time there seemed to have slowed her down a bit, at least in terms of food. We don’t know if it’s a temporary shift or if…...

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A Very Happy Maia

As we recently mentioned, the grass in the habitat’s burned area has grown back and is incredible right now. Maia has crossed the creek in Yard 5 and has discovered how lush the grass is for herself. Usually, the new grass grows back among the old, dead grass from the…...

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Maia and Bambi’s Barrier-Free Introduction

With everything that has gone on lately, one of our mini elephant introductions slipped through the cracks. Maia was the first elephant to be introduced to Bambi without a barrier between them. Although Maia is generally not the first elephant we would do this with, we try to allow the…...

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Maia’s Unique Ability

Captivity changes elephants. Even once they arrive at Sanctuary, they can still struggle with complex thinking, problem-solving, and long-distance communication. These skills tend to improve with time, but they don’t seem to develop to the same level that wild elephants are known for having. Maia seems to have a skill…...

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