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Pocha and Guillermina: An Exciting Step Toward Sanctuary

We know this is one of those milestones that you all love, so we are happy to announce the crates have left the sanctuary and are heading to Pocha and Guillermina’s current home: Ecoparque Mendoza. Don’t worry, Minnie (the dog) did not go with them; she was just a temporary…...

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Mendoza Mail: Our Expressive Guillermina

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a Mendoza Mail from Chrissy of Pocha and Guillermina making their silly noises – a series of rumbles, growls, trumpets, squeaks, squeals and my personal favorite, Pocha’s bark. (I call this her sea lion vocal.) Guillermina tries to replicate this, but usually only…...

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Mendoza Mail: Gathering Browse (and Some Spring Cleaning)

Branches can be more than a nutritious snack! Wild elephants will forage for an average of 18 hours a day, eating 200-300 lbs of food (90-136 kg). In a captive environment, elephant diets typically consist of hay, supplemented with fruits and vegetables. Pocha, Guillermina, Tamy, and Kenya’s diets are no…...

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Mendoza Mail: Kenya the Froot Loops Vacuum

Sound on!! Karissa sent us this #MendozaMail, and then we found out today was #NationalCerealDay, so it’s a pretty perfect Sunday post! From Karissa: Everything is going well here in Mendoza, so far. Kenya, Tamy, Pocha, and Guillermina are cute as ever and, for the most part, enjoying their training sessions.…...

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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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