Ingo

From Ingo: Meditations On An Elephant Rescue

Though Ingo has worked with elephants for decades, his transport of Pocha and Guillermina from Mendoza to Brazil was his first with Global Sanctuary for Elephants. For that reason, we asked him to share some of his thoughts about the experience – what it was like, how he felt, and…...

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Ingo On Sanctuary’s Joy and His Hopes For the Future

Time has flown by, and Ingo has now been at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil for about a month. While spending some time with Bambi, Mara, and Rana at snack time last week, Ingo expressed to Scott that he was struck by his feelings when observing the elephants at sanctuary – and…...

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Rana and Ingo Learn To Communicate

Rana has been known in the past for testing caregivers to see how they respond to her, and if they are paying close attention. She has a trickster side of her personality that she seems to use to determine if she can potentially “get away” with things – but not…...

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Mara Makes Footwork Exciting

As we are in the rainy season process of doing footwork on all of the elephants at sanctuary, we had a good session with Mara a few days ago. We also got a funny reminder of just how smart elephants can be, especially when it comes to food.  Normally, when…...

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Ingo and Maia Work Together

In this video, you can see Ingo doing footwork on Maia. On Maia’s first day of footwork, Ingo shadowed Scott to see how we do things and observe how the elephants reacted to his presence and his energy. So far, everything has been positive in that area. On Ingo’s second…...

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Ingo’s First Thoughts On Sanctuary

Now that he has arrived in Brazil and is settling into life at the sanctuary, we wanted to share with you Ingo’s initial thoughts about Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. It’s always interesting and helpful to hear how other caregivers react to being on site and working with the elephants. With that…...

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