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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina’s Curious Conversation

Our latest #MendozaMail from Chrissy – Elephants can be very vocal, and on this particular morning Pocha and Guillermina had a lot to say! Pocha is a mother to Guillermina, but I’d venture to say that, due to their circumstances, their relationship is stronger than mother/daughter. They are each other’s…...

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Mendoza Mail: Working Toward a Solution

Chrissy has shared her first #MendozaMail from Argentina, where Pocha and Guillermina are getting ready for their upcoming rescue! The Ecoparque Mendoza is also the home of Tamy (a male Asian elephant) and Kenya (a female African elephant) who will be rescued on future trips....

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Carnaval in Mendoza

Carnaval (or Carnival), frequently celebrated as Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday in English-speaking countries, is a huge celebration annually in South America – especially Brazil. Karissa and Chrissy are continuing to look for ways to enrich and enhance the lives of the #Mendoza4 while training them in behaviors needed to…...

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza

Happy Valentine’s Day from Mendoza!! We don’t usually do things like this in Brazil because, while it’s fun for humans, it just isn’t necessary for the elephants. We encourage our sanctuary residents to be independent of humans and to live their lives as free and wild as possible. In their…...

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Chrissy and Karissa Have Arrived

Karissa and Chrissy have arrived in Mendoza, Argentina. They are settling into their temporary home and begin working with the elephants full-time in the next few days. They stopped by the Ecoparque Mendoza for a few hours to see Tamy, Pocha, Guillermina, and Kenya. Everyone seems to be doing ok....

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Horizons & Hope for Pocha and Guillermina

As many of you guessed, Pocha and Guillermina will be the next rescue of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil! Tomorrow.  For #GivingTuesday, we are launching a new fundraising campaign, Horizons and Hope, to fund their transport costs. (link here) For those who are unfamiliar with them, they are a mother (age 55)…...

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