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Bambi Builds Up Her Courage

As part of the addition of a new treatment stall (see the dogs enjoying it here), there’s an adjoining yard for the elephants to explore, if they walk through the chute. Mara generally “asks” to take her meals in the chute if she is in the area so, when we…...

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Bambi Braves the Creek, But Mara Calls

The rainy season hasn’t brought us quite as much rain as past years so far – though we just had a massive storm roll through, which is a wonderful sign. Wetter weather means greener grasses and more branches and vines and all of the things that are delicious to elephants. ...

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Sunday Smile: Halloween Edition

Scott and Kat captured this magical light show one evening. The lightning reveals a dark outline of the trees and clouds in the distance. You can also see how vast the habitat expanse is from their home....

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Ask Us Anything: The Final Round

In the final post of our “Ask Us Anything” series, Kat addresses a few more questions that you submitted. We’ve enjoyed sharing information and having conversations with all of you. There will always be questions, especially as the sanctuary family grows, and we will do our best to answer as…...

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Sunday Smile: Mango Madness!

As we’ve mentioned, it’s mango season here and we are absolutely inundated with the fruits. For those who thought we might be exaggerating or don’t understand the scale of mango season here in Brazil, here is a brief look at the land around the house. The fruit won’t go to…...

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It’s Raining Mangoes!

We’re only  a couple of weeks into mango season, and have begun collecting crates of them so we can share some of our abundance with the animals in the area. Once several crates have been collected, they are put on the back of a 4-wheeler and two caregivers head off…...

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