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Our Shifting Herd Dynamics

As part of our shifting herd dynamics, Mara, Rana, and Maia have been seen together multiple times the past few days. There have been a few cute moments between the three girls, and it’s encouraging to see the three spending time together relaxed and clearly enjoying each other’s company. In…...

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Despite the Wildfire, Life Is Evident

The African Habitat has two phases of construction. The first phase is the barn itself and Yards 1–3, which we are currently working on. The first three yards are enough space to bring home the first three rescues (Kenya, Kuky, and Pupy). The second phase will be two additional large…...

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A Garden Full of Fantastic Elephant Dung Compost

We’ve been working hard on our garden for the past few weeks. Our two rescue goats (Sally & Jorgie) usually spend some time there, but two goats are no match for the growth that comes with the rainy season. The garden was getting pretty overrun with weeds and starting to…...

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The Water Tank and Bush Hog Have Arrived!

There has been a lot of worries about fires in Brazil this week. And while the ones in the news were far away, fire is always on our minds during the dry season. Yesterday our beautiful new water tank and bush hog arrived to help alleviate some of that worry.…...

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The Amazon Fires Are Not Directly Affecting Us

News of the fires in the Amazon is starting to reach people around the world, which means messages from those concerned about the girls, us, and the other critters here at the sanctuary. As horrific as the fires are, they are not directly affecting our location. The closest, active, significant…...

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Elephant Sanctuary Brazil From Above

For a little more perspective, here is a video that was put together for a presentation for the Brazilian organization, Santuário de Elefantes Brasil. It gives an unobtrusive view of the girls in a way that shows more of the property as well. There are different combos of two and…...

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