sanctuary life

A Beautiful and Calm Day

This week, we had a particularly relaxed and peaceful morning. Mara, Rana, and Maia were exploring the farthest parts of Yard 4, grazing constantly along the way. They headed toward the mud wallow, most likely ready to get nice and dirty. Later in the day, we saw them looking very…...

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Changing Up Treatment Times

On a recent morning, the caregivers couldn’t immediately find all of the elephants – which can be a wonderful thing. It means they are out doing elephant things in the habitat. While Maia was visible, Rana, Mara, Bambi, and Guillermina were nowhere to be found. Eventually we found them near…...

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EleFact Friday: Yearly Roundup

As another year comes to a close, we reflect on the opportunities and responsibilities that we have as an organization not only to provide sanctuary to elephants, but to share news and research from around the world about the elephant species as a whole. Education is a key aspect of…...

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Happy Holidays From Global Sanctuary for Elephants

This time of year, we are experiencing a season of love and compassion. Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, you’ve already given those of us at Global Sanctuary for Elephants the greatest gifts: love, empathy, and wishes for a beautiful future. ...

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Mara and the Ani

We’ve written before about the ani birds that follow the elephants, hoping to get some of the tasty insects that surround the girls. They often fly low to the ground, but they’ve been known to land on the elephants on occasion. Their relationship can be a symbiotic one: the elephants…...

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EleFact Friday: Staying Outside

Earlier this week, we shared a post about looking for our sanctuary residents in the mornings after they’ve spent their evenings out in the habitats. We received a few questions about our decision to leave the girls out at night, when other sanctuaries may bring their animals inside. For today’s…...

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