milestones

Bambi – The Earliest Days of Our Journey Together

In honor of Bambi’s one-year “re-birthday” here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we wanted to share a bit of her story and celebrate how meaningful her journey has been. From the first moment we saw Bambi, we knew she was special and unique – and she has proven to be all…...

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The Staff at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil Grows

We are lucky to have a dedicated team of caregivers, with hearts and minds open to learning what it takes to provide true sanctuary for the resident animals. The idea of “sanctuary” is more than just providing a beautiful habitat, but is also about developing deep relationships and comprehensive understanding…...

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Happy Re-Birthday to Mara!

Happy Re-Birthday, Mara!  We can hardly believe it’s been one year since this incredible, spunky, vocal squeaker made herself at home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. One year ago today, she walked out of her crate, dusted herself, and promptly laid down on a pile of dirt to nap. She had…...

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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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