sanctuary memories

Sanctuary Memories: Kat’s First Meeting With Maia

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memory series, Kat shares some of her experience with the first time she met Maia. Maia and Guida were kept on a farm in Brazil after being confiscated from a circus where they had been for many years. Because there was nowhere for the…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Bambi

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memories series, Scott talks about his first meeting with Bambi and how deeply she changed between the first time they saw one another and the second. That first meeting occurred in 2013, when Bambi was living at the Leme Zoo in Sao Paulo. Scott…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Lady

As part of our ongoing series on sanctuary memories, Scott shares some of what he recalls about his first meeting with Lady. Before Lady was transported to sanctuary in 2019, she was living in a zoo; she’d previously been confiscated from a circus, where she’d lived for decades, and a…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Meeting Rana

As part of our ongoing Sanctuary Memory series, Scott shares his thoughts on the first time he met Rana. In 2018, Rana was living at a combination zoo/hotel/waterpark on the Brazilian coast. The property had recently been sold and, though the owners were phasing out the zoo portion of the…...

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Sanctuary Memory – This Land That Nourishes Us

For this month’s sanctuary memory, Scott shares the process of discovering the property where Elephant Sanctuary Brazil was built – exploring the terrain and finding each magical corner it has to offer: The land that now houses Elephant Sanctuary Brazil was not an easy find, and it took some time…...

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Sanctuary Memory: Joaquim’s Brief Moment With the Girls

As part of this month’s Sanctuary Memory series, Scott shares a brief moment with one of our employees that meant a lot to him: The maintenance staff at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil often fill their days with manual work, doing repairs and construction; because those tasks don’t involve direct contact with…...

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