sanctuary property

Dedication: The Bob Barker Center for Asian Elephant Care

Beginning in 2016, as we were making arrangements for the first phases of the female Asian habitat – preparing for the arrival of Maia and Guida – and making the initial land payments, we received a generous gift from the DJ&T Foundation, founded by Bob Barker. The foundation was one…...

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Emergency Bridge Fund Request

To our sanctuary heroes: we have a fairly urgent need that we hope you can help us address. You always come through when we ask, so there’s no doubt that you’ll understand how necessary it is to take care of this current issue as soon as possible.  There is a…...

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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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Lady and the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Over the past couple of months, we have seen a few severe storms come through the sanctuary. All of the elephants have been safe, even seeming to enjoy the heavy rains, but straight-line winds have done damage to some of the trees around the habitat. ...

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Using Gates and Fences In a Sanctuary Environment

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about how the elephants move around the sanctuary and our usage of gates between yards. There were a number of questions about why we don’t leave the gates open all of the time or have just one open area, so we thought we’d…...

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Movement Around Sanctuary: How It Gives the Elephants Some Autonomy

For several days, Lady seemed quite content to spend time in the three smaller yards. They haven’t been used much in a while, so there is lots to graze on. Bermuda grass has begun to spring up there and around the property, introduced by the hay we use for the…...

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