sanctuary life

Sanctuary Life and the Grieving Process

We received a delivery of two loads of steel this week. It’s a wonderful thing, because it means that we get to build more fencing and continue to expand the female African elephant habitat. But it’s also a reminder that no matter how much grief you face, life continues to…...

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Late Night Trumpets

On a recent evening at about 8pm, we heard four or five large trumpets coming up the hill from the habitat. Normally, if all is well, they would be followed by a softer trumpet or Mara squeaks, signaling an all clear. There are times when the elephants wake up and…...

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Light Treatment With Lady

One recent evening, the team was running a little late and Scott wasn’t able to do Lady’s foot treatments until after dinner. It’s rare for him to be down in the habitat as day turns to night, and the sun was already beginning to set. He noted that all of…...

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EleFact Friday: Photographs and Wildlife

We frequently get asked questions about whether the elephants here at sanctuary ask for affection – which they do at times – and how close we generally stay from the girls to get photographs. For this week’s EleFact Friday, we’ll talk about how close we get to the elephants and…...

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Earth Day 2024

Today is Earth Day, which is a celebration of our remarkable planet and a reminder that we have a responsibility to care for this home we share. It encourages us to focus on conservation and sustainability, as we look toward the future. We’ve talked about how elephants are keystone species,…...

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Bambi and Maia are Happy Sisters

The magic of sanctuary never loses its wonder. That’s the sentiment at the forefront of our minds today as we watch the friendship between Maia and Bambi continue to unfold. Both elephants have their own backstories, with twists, turns, and heartbreak, that has led them to this place. And watching…...

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