Guillermina

Elephants in Waiting – Updates on Rescues in Progress

Because we have so many elephant rescues in the works, we want to share some updates on how things are progressing. Each of you plays a role in bringing these individuals to sanctuary and we know you are invested in the future and healing of every current resident and every…...

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Mendoza Mail: Ecoparque Mendoza Takes Over – and a Safety Update

Things continue to shift in both Brazil and Argentina as a result of Covid restrictions and safety regulations. Our trainers Chrissy and Karissa have returned to their homes in the US. We are grateful for their long-term stay in Argentina, but we know they have lives of their own that…...

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina Get Into Mischief

Pocha and Guillermina’s training in Mendoza is moving forward for the moment, though – as we have mentioned – gradually. Perhaps that is why the two ladies are trying to add a little excitement to their time in quarantine with some late-night antics.  On a recent evening, security guards caught…...

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Mendoza Mail: Learning is Different for Every Elephant

Things in Mendoza are progressing, albeit at a slow speed. Pocha continues to consistently do well with the behaviors required for her 30-day in-place quarantine. Guillermina is slowly returning to her normal self with training, but she isn’t fully there. Every elephant is very individual. Within that individuality, most of…...

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Happy Mother’s Day to Pocha and to All of You!

By next Mother’s Day, Pocha will be here at sanctuary, with her daughter Guillermina. Even though she isn’t here yet, it seems appropriate to celebrate her during her last Mother’s Day at Mendoza....

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Mendoza Mail – Guillermina’s Progress and Challenges

Things at the Ecoparque Mendoza have been a little challenging recently. Training is a process, whether you are training a dog, an elephant, or a child. Even outside of training, Guillermina is complex, due to her limited life experiences and strong-willed personality, which we’ve always been aware of....

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