sanctuary memories

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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Sanctuary Memories: Scott Catches a Special Moment From Above

A while back, Kat shared a memory of the first time she saw Maia stand over Guida up close  when Guida was asleep. Today, Scott shares his sanctuary memory of the first time he saw this behavior, through from a different perspective – literally. When Elephant Sanctuary Brazil first got…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Morning Light With Ramba

Many of you may remember the late, beloved elephant, Ramba, who was one of the inspirations for creating Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. We first learned about Ramba all the way back in 2009 and had been searching for a way to help her for years. Once Scott and Kat made the…...

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Sanctuary Memories – Lady’s First Foot Soak

As part of the Sanctuary Memory series, Kat shares the story of Lady’s first foot soak. When Lady arrived, there was a great unknown about how she would respond to humans in general, let alone to medical care. She had a history of showing aggression and, though we knew her…...

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