other sanctuary residents

Milo Runs With the Big Dogs

Because he was orphaned, our sheep Milo grew up alongside the dogs here at the sanctuary. He lived with us at our home, sleeping inside on the dog beds, as we helped nursed him to health. As a result, he still likes to play with them, sometimes acting like he’s…...

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Sunday Smile: Jorgie’s New Fashions

  When our goat sisters Sally and Jorgie arrived at the sanctuary, Jorgie was already fully horned. She loves getting head scratches between her horns, but she can also be a little ornery at times. After numerous attempts at chasing the chickens (and also Sally and Milo on occasion) we…...

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Sanctuary Animals Find Mara’s Snacks

Now that Mara’s appetite is healthier and she is eating nicely at regular mealtimes, we no longer come down late at night for an extra feeding. However, as we’ve mentioned, we do leave her a few evening snack piles throughout the habitat. But it seems that Bambi and Maia are…...

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More of Our Sanctuary Family: Jorgina, Sally, and Milo

In addition to the elephant residents here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (and the revolving door of rescue animals we rehabilitate), we also have cats, dogs, chickens, two goats, and a lamb.  The goats, Jorgina (Jorgie) and Sally, are supposedly litter mates who were owned by someone who sold goat’s milk.…...

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Update On our Rehabilitation and Release Program

In addition to caring for the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we have also worked with some injured wildlife in hopes of preparing them to return to the wild. To date, our wildlife rescue and release program has rehabilitated five tapirs, a coati (a member of the raccoon family),…...

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From Trish: A Day in the Life Here at Sanctuary

Our educational approach includes plenty of up-close, hands-on practical education, observations, and conversations. There are times when we feel it’s important for our care staff to have solo moments to make decisions, see what works well for them, and understand the scope of what still needs to be learned and…...

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