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Sanctuary Memories: Morning Light With Ramba

Many of you may remember the late, beloved elephant, Ramba, who was one of the inspirations for creating Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. We first learned about Ramba all the way back in 2009 and had been searching for a way to help her for years. Once Scott and Kat made the…...

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Ingo Prepares Guillermina For Travel Sounds

This video shows Ingo gently working with Guillermina, getting her used to hearing unexpected noises while also staying relaxed in the crate. In order to prepare an elephant for transport, we  do our best to simulate sounds, banging, and other unfamiliar sensations they might experience as their crates are closed,…...

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Mendoza Mail: Mother and Daughter Crate Time

Guillermina has been increasing the amount of time she’s spending inside her transport crate. At the moment, the two crates are still facing each other with a small connecting area. Guillermina prefers to walk in first – and backward – into the furthest crate. Shortly thereafter, Pocha will walk forward…...

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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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Video From Ingo: Pocha Models Crate Behavior For Guillermina

In this video from Mendoza, Ingo talks about the philosophy behind the container training process and how Pocha shows Guillermina how it’s done. The video is in Spanish, but has English subtitles. Just click the little [CC] button at the bottom of the video....

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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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