sanctuary wildlife

Drone View of the Sanctuary Macaws

For those who get dizzy easily, watch with caution! We have many macaws that live throughout the property, and their beauty always impresses. When Scott was taking some recent aerial drone video of the property, a small group of the birds circled the drone for a while – perhaps wondering…...

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Sassy the Tapir Shows Off Her Baby

As part of our animal rehabilitation and release program, we have been able to bring 5 tapirs (or antas, as they are known in Brazil) back to health and “soft release” them back into their natural habitat. A soft release is one that occurs in stages, where the animal in…...

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Visiting Swallow-tailed Kites

It is the time of year when the Swallow-tailed Kites visit us here at the sanctuary. They tend to stop by annually to feed on a very specific berry that is now ripe within the habitat. They circle fairly low near the trees, waiting their turn, and then dive down…...

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Caught On Wildlife Camera!

Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is located within the Cerrado Biome – the second largest in the country. The flora and fauna of the region are spectacular, and we have been interested in learning more about the native species since we first began building here. The cerrado is reported to be home…...

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Sunday Smile – Mauricio and the Roosters

Mauricio, the local red-footed tortoise, has been visiting the sanctuary more and more lately. He has a tendency to stop by for a little while, then wander away when he’s bored of the action. Recently, he spent a few hours near the workers at the male Asian habitat, and we…...

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Sunday Smile: Just a Few House Toads Here and There

Since so many of you were fascinated last week by the photo of the toads we have here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we thought we’d share a quick video of one hanging out at the house. We don’t mind them inside, to a degree, since they help keep the bug…...

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