milestones

Happy Re-Birthday to Rana!

Watching some of the Facebook memories that have popped up this week, of Rana at the hotel, and how many times Scott used the word ‘perfect’ when talking about her, I should have seen the writing on the wall: She had a piece of his heart from day one. That…...

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Bambi Builds Up Her Courage

As part of the addition of a new treatment stall (see the dogs enjoying it here), there’s an adjoining yard for the elephants to explore, if they walk through the chute. Mara generally “asks” to take her meals in the chute if she is in the area so, when we…...

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Happy 5th Re-Birthday to Maia and Guida

Today marks the 5th anniversary of Maia and Guida’s arrival at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. The two taught each other important lessons on how to build relationships with other elephants and Maia learned the necessity of showing vulnerability in order to have lasting friendships. ...

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Bambi – One Year of Excitement and Growth

In honor of Bambi’s one-year anniversary of arrival here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we wanted to share a bit of her journey – from her transport from Ribeirão Preto in São Paulo, to her earliest days at the sanctuary, until today. She has experienced such great physical healing and is…...

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Memories of Bambi’s Rescue – From Janna

It has been one exciting year since Bambi joined us here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Her life story has taken twists and turns, as has her time here at sanctuary.  Those of you who read our posts here or follow our social media channels have come into contact with Janna,…...

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Mendoza Update: Guillermina Enters Her Crate

It seems Guillermina is gradually building trust in the processes put into place for her crate training. She has, for the first time, completely entered into the transport crates. This is an exciting step forward, but not quite the final step before their journey to sanctuary. ...

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