sanctuary property

The Lollipop Tree Flowers

When Scott and Kat were first looking at the property that has become Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, they were immediately drawn to the large copaiba tree in Yard 3. It seemed like it belonged in Africa, towering over the other trees, defining the canopy even from a distance. But once they…...

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Ask Us Anything – More Answers From Kat

  Today we are presenting the third part of our “Ask Us Anything” series, addressing more of your specific questions. Kat sat down and took some time to share her thoughts on a few of your submissions. ...

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Senhor Nelson – Tribute to a Generous Man

When we first began the process of searching for land in South America that was appropriate for elephants, but also free from excess bureaucratic restrictions, we considered many options. A number of things come into play when you are making a decision as important as creating a new home for…...

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Giving Lady a Gentle Nudge

One of the reasons we recently encouraged Lady to spend some time in Yard 5 was the fact that she’d shown a bit of interest in going into Yard 4. At the time, we couldn’t open Yard 4 to her because some of the others were there, and Lady likes…...

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Everyone Goes Exploring In Unexpected Places

Most of the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil have spots that they enjoy in each yard. Sometimes they get into a pattern of staying in the same spots at roughly the same times of the day during particular parts of the season. Out of practicality, there are some things…...

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Determined Lady Crosses the Creek

As we mentioned, Lady has been exploring more of Yard 5, which seems to have boosted her confidence and improved her mental and physical health. Her feet look a bit better since she’s been walking more, as it has been increasing her circulation and blood flow. Though she moves around…...

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