sanctuary life

A Sanctuary Wishlist

Next month we will welcome a staff member visiting from the US, which is rare, and also means that we have the opportunity for someone to bring supplies for the animals that are only available in the United States. In North America, people have a luxury that we don’t have…...

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The Dogs Love a Muddy Run

Sanctuary dogs Bugsy, Minnie, and Molly love running along the 4-wheeler – especially down muddy roads. Milo the lamb has been known to join them at times, but only on occasional short runs to the African barn as a treat. We don’t know if all dogs love mud, or if…...

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Doing What Comes Naturally

When it comes to animals, what is learned and what is instinctual? There are many different studies on the subject, but we can share what we’ve learned from the elephants we have known over the years. Each individual has intrinsic qualities that they were born with and others they had…...

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First Light Calm

We wrote recently about seeing Maia down in the valley at dawn. For the past couple of weeks, she has been there, grazing at first light on the north side of the creek in Yard 4.  When we talk about sanctuary, we primarily like to focus on the elephants, but…...

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Rainy Day Rheas

The drive from Chapada dos Guimaráes to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is about an hour and a half, which means that sometimes you look to find interesting things out the window. On this particular day, Scott saw these rheas out the window and decided to take a quick video. The rheas…...

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Maia at Sunrise: A Symbolic Silhouette

On a recent morning, Scott had woken earlier than usual – just as a gorgeous, orange-pink sun was beginning to crest over the horizon. (He and Kat’s house, “The Treehouse,” is ideal for watching sunrises.) It took a few minutes for the light to shine down into the valley but,…...

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