sanctuary wildlife

Wildlife After the Wildfire

In the last few days, we’ve frequently said that “all” the Sanctuary residents survived the fire. That’s true in terms of humans, elephants, chickens, goats, cats, dogs, Alma the tapir, and Milo the sheep. Everyone that we feed and are responsible for survived. We know that those aren’t our only…...

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National Wildlife Day at the Sanctuary

Wildlife here is everywhere, and it’s National Wildlife Day. ANI We wanted to share a little about the black birds that are frequently visible in our photos and that most elephants are a bit nervous around when they first arrive. In Portuguese, they’re known as Anu-pretos, and, in English, they…...

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A Habitat Expansion for Alma (And a Few of Her Friends, Too)

Alma, our lovely blind resident tapir, recently received a habitat expansion. We do wildlife rehab & release when there is a local need. In 2018 Alma arrived, and, while she arrived intending to be released, we immediately discovered she was mostly blind and later discovered she suffered from seizures. Those…...

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Arya Visit and Tick Check

Arya, one of our wildlife rehab and release tapirs, stopped by for a visit. The guavas along the fence are ripe and numerous wild visitors have come to help themselves. While she was here, she laid down for a quick tick check from one of our resident chickens. It’s incredible…...

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Let’s Talk Food!

Let’s talk about food! We have been working on our garden here for the past several years – we had a group of volunteers set it up and return to care for it. Right now it’s a bit in the need of replanting and some love. We use what we…...

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Happy World Tapir Day!

Happy World Tapir Day from us and George! George is a rehab/release tapir that is ready for his next phase of release. Next week he will be closed out of his smaller yards and only have access to his two-acre yard (he has had access to it for several weeks…...

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