Pelusa

Pelusa Part I: Her Rescue Update

Pelusa Part I: her rescue update.  This is Pelusa. She is strong yet frail, cooperative yet stubborn and stunningly beautiful although her body continues to betray her. We hope for her to be one of the next two elephants that come to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil (currently waiting on CITES permits.)…...

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The Transport Container For Pelusa

Time to adjust the transport container for Pelusa. When we first made the containers for Maia and Guida they were made to meet flight specifications, just in case. Now that we know most of the elephants will be coming to sanctuary by truck, we are adjusting one of the crates.…...

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Sanctuary: Paradise And Hope For Those Waiting

We are ridiculously spoiled here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil right now. The sanctuary is a true paradise, alive with many tones of green, vibrant blue skies and little fluffy clouds. Not only pretty to look at, but the land offers Maia and Guida everything they need. Grass, vines and trees,…...

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Holding On To Hope For Pelusa

In the interest of making sure we share all of Pelusa at her zoo in Argentina, we wanted to share a full body photo. It’s much easier to focus on their face and the emotion that is found there, but when we talk about having to assess her ability to…...

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Pelusa: The Reality of Decades of a Life in Captivity

I (Kat) am in La Plata Zoo, in Argentina, with Pelusa and Scott is left behind at the sanctuary to take care of Maia and Guida, along with all of our chickens, ducks, dogs, cats and tapirs (we have two new ones and will post about them later). We came…...

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Meet Pelusa

Pelusa…..it’s hard to know what to say sometimes. Her situation has always had the potential to be a heartbreaker, so we haven’t shared her up until this point. We did a brief introduction the other day because we felt she needed the emotional support that we knew you all would…...

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