sanctuary life

Getting Colorful In the Rain

Just after lunch, we had some beautiful and welcome rain at the sanctuary. It was a quick but heavy shower, providing plenty of water. ...

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Sunday Smile: Sanctuary Rainbow

It might not be rainy season yet here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t get to enjoy some of nature’s most beautiful sights. The land is beginning to turn green again, which curiously seems to happen each year before the rain starts in earnest. For…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Finds Some Mud

Now that the first rain has arrived, it’s even more common to see the elephants celebrating the moisture and resulting mud that came with it. This week’s Sunday Smile is Maia, fully inhabiting the spirit of this long-awaited occasion. She is covered in mud, just as she likes it. Some…...

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Rain Comes To Sanctuary

The long-wished-for rain finally came to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Everyone has been sensing its arrival, so this is a welcome respite from the sun. Generally, the rains start returning sporadically in late September, so this first real downpour was greeted with open arms. ...

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What a Hay Delivery Looks Like

After our recent post about elephant food preparation, several of you expressed interest in learning more about the behind-the-scenes goings on at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. In this video, a truckload of hay has just arrived and the ESB team gets to work unloading the truck and putting the hay into…...

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EleFact Friday: Working During the Dry Season

Over the last few weeks, we’ve shared about the downsides of the dry season and how it makes everyone move a bit slower as we anticipate the incoming rain. We’ve received a few questions about how the dry season affects working parts of the sanctuary, which we thought we’d address…...

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