sanctuary life

Sanctuary Elephants At Ease

Some days at sanctuary there are sweet stories about what the elephants are doing or a funny anecdote about an interaction, even an adventurous tale of exploration of new yards. Every one of those days brings us joy, as we watch and see a growing, happy, healthy herd. There are…...

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Happy Elephant Appreciation Day!

Today marks Elephant Appreciation Day in the US – a day to celebrate all things elephant. It was established in 1996 and invites everyone to find something new to learn about elephants, their habitats, their miraculous bodies, and what they do for the world as a “keystone” species – critical…...

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Wildfires and the Elephant Sanctuary Readiness

We are at the very end of the dry season, which goes hand-in-hand with fire watch. Two years ago, a fire reached the sanctuary, destroying about 80% of our land, but we are as prepared as possible for any inevitable fires that will come close. Part of that means putting…...

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The Dry Season is Coming to an End

We are nearing the end of the dry season here in Mato Grosso. Though we’ve had a couple of welcome rains and some cloud cover, we are right at the hottest time of the year. Temperatures can get high and there is low humidity. ...

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An Afternoon With Our Hoofed Friends

We’d like to introduce our newer followers, and reintroduce our longtime supporters, to a few of our non-elephant friends at sanctuary. There is a diverse group of animals whom we have adopted or who have adopted us over the years, and these are just four of them. Milo the lamb…...

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Happy International Friendship Day!

  Today is International Friendship Day and we want to celebrate the ever-evolving relationships of the elephants here at sanctuary. Friendships are complex. They can be deep and lifelong or fleeting and seasonal. The same can be said about the relationships among the elephants at sanctuary. For instance, Maia and…...

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