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Wildfires and the Elephant Sanctuary Readiness

We are at the very end of the dry season, which goes hand-in-hand with fire watch. Two years ago, a fire reached the sanctuary, destroying about 80% of our land, but we are as prepared as possible for any inevitable fires that will come close. Part of that means putting…...

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Getting To the Root of the Mystery

We’re not exactly sure why, but every dry season the elephants find a specific root in the habitat that they like to dig up and eat. We don’t know exactly what kind of root it is; we’ve sent samples off for testing, but they were too dry to test by…...

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The JEM Project: Helping Build Healthy Spaces

As a young nonprofit, GSE’s growth essentially determines how many elephants we can help. To provide a natural life, sanctuary requires vast fenced in stretches of land. As we work to give homes to more elephants, there is a never-ending need for funding. By expanding, we can offer sanctuary to…...

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Guillermina Discovers the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Discovering the “Itchy Scratchy Tree” is somewhat of a rite of passage for elephants who are new to the sanctuary in Brazil. After being so well loved by 7 elephants at this point (and falling victim to a storm), we are amazed that it’s still around to welcome the 8th…...

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Sanctuary Drone Footage (+ an elephant cameo)

Watch until the end for a gorgeous sanctuary view! For those who have wondered about just how robust and healthy that Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is, we thought this drone video might offer some perspective. At the beginning, you get a close-up look at Rana, Mara, and Bambi, with Mara doing…...

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The Dogs Love a Muddy Run

Sanctuary dogs Bugsy, Minnie, and Molly love running along the 4-wheeler – especially down muddy roads. Milo the lamb has been known to join them at times, but only on occasional short runs to the African barn as a treat. We don’t know if all dogs love mud, or if…...

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