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Are Elephant Families Like Human Families? (and some Big Payback news)

With Tamy’s fundraiser via The Big Payback less than a week away (May 5th – 6th), we’ve received a number of questions about Tamy – many about his relationship with Pocha and Guillermina, why he can’t be in the same enclosure with them now, and why they likely won’t spend…...

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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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Coming Soon: The Big Payback Fundraiser for Tamy’s Tomorrows

Tamy is the lone male elephant at Ecoparque Mendoza. For the past 20 years, he has shared a common wall with his daughter Guillermina and Guillermina’s mother, Pocha. Many of you have voiced concern over what happens to Tamy once the two ladies come to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Our hope…...

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Mendoza Mail – The Crates Bring a Change of Pace

Pocha and Guillermina have had time and space to explore their crates, which arrived several weeks ago. They haven’t fully entered the crates yet, but are continuing to try and figure things out....

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Mendoza Update: Pocha and Guillermina Inspect Their Crates

The crates for Pocha and Guillermina’s eventual travel to sanctuary arrived in Mendoza last week. It took a bit of maneuvering to get them into place, but they are set and mom and daughter have access to one of the containers during the day. Soon they will have access to…...

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Mendoza Update: The Crates Have Arrived!

The crates have arrived in Mendoza! Pocha and Guillermina’s doorways in the training area have been modified to place the crates outside of the enclosure while still allowing the elephants access to them. This way, their already small space won’t get smaller with crates – it’s actually slightly extended.  As a bonus,…...

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