rehab and release program

Sassy the Tapir Makes an Appearance

While doing evening medications with Bodhi, one of the sanctuary cats, Kat came upon Sassy, a tapir that was part of our wildlife rehabilitation program. When we release a rehabilitated animal back into the wild, we don’t know if we’ll ever see them again (which can be a good thing).…...

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Releasing More Rehabilitated Animals

We’ve been working with the local authorities to rehabilitate and release several different species, among them a long-eared owl and a tatu (or armadillo). For this week’s Sunday Smile, we wanted to share information about their progress and how they were released. ...

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Sunday Smile: Rehabilitated Baby Deer

We currently have a male deer calf in the rescue and rehabilitation program at ESB. He’s been doing so well that he will shortly be moved from the smaller enclosure – which we use to observe and care for him – into the larger enclosure (about 1 acre) – which…...

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Mauricio’s Return

You may remember Mauricio, the tortoise who was part of our rehabilitation and release program. When he was brought to us, he was in pretty good shape after someone decided to keep him as a pet. Sadly, he had an “M” carved into his shell by some unknown person. Mauricio…...

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A Swift Parrot Rescue

We have an ongoing wildlife rescue and release program here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. But sometimes the process is a quick one, rather than a period where an animal needs extensive specialized care. ...

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In Memory Of Alma

The Elephant Sanctuary Brazil team is sad to bring you the news that our resident rescue tapir, Alma, has passed away. Though we are primarily an elephant sanctuary, we have always sought to play a role in the local community by providing rescue and release programs for native animals. That…...

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