Lady

Dinner with Lady

Pondside dinner, short update on how Lady is doing, how her trust is building and how she seems to be starting to understand that we are trying to help her. She is doing really well and seems more confident and grounded by the day. December 21, 2019   Read all…...

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Happy 2-Month Anniversary, Ramba! ❤️

Ramba’s rescue journey took seven years: from confiscation from the circus, to failed relocation to the US, to not having any options, to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil being created in part because of her. Over those seven years, with the help of Caro, Consu, and later on Diego, we brought as…...

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Lady’s Sanctuary Time

In some ways, it feels like Lady has been here for much longer than she has. Part of that reason is how she has already shifted herself to “Sanctuary Time.” Sanctuary Time is an innate understanding that, even when you have somewhere to be, you don’t need to hurry. Human…...

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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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Finding Their Way Back to Themselves Is a Journey

We wished sanctuary instantly fixed everything the moment elephants arrived, but believing so would diminish the impact that a lifetime of captivity has on such an emotional, intelligent, and sensitive being. Some do seem to recover almost overnight, but for most, finding their way back to themselves is a journey.…...

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Maia the Pond Blob

In today’s photo, we are going to play a little game of “Find the Elephant.” (HINT: we don’t have rocks in our pond). That’s a resting Maia, and, yes, she is fine. Ramba, Rana, and Lady all receive regular medical treatments at the barn, and Maia must have been feeling…...

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