sanctuary wildlife

Earth Day 2024

Today is Earth Day, which is a celebration of our remarkable planet and a reminder that we have a responsibility to care for this home we share. It encourages us to focus on conservation and sustainability, as we look toward the future. We’ve talked about how elephants are keystone species,…...

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Sassy the Tapir Makes an Appearance

While doing evening medications with Bodhi, one of the sanctuary cats, Kat came upon Sassy, a tapir that was part of our wildlife rehabilitation program. When we release a rehabilitated animal back into the wild, we don’t know if we’ll ever see them again (which can be a good thing).…...

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Guillermina Meets an Armadillo

There are numerous species that call the sanctuary home, and we enjoy seeing how they interact with and live alongside the elephants. (You may remember how Bambi used to “protect” us all from the native tapirs that live around the property.) A few days ago, Guillermina was enjoying some snacks…...

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Sassy’s Grown-Up Baby

You may remember a while back when the former resident tapir, Sassy, came through the sanctuary late at night with her new baby. Sassy is one of the 5 tapirs that we’ve successfully released through our wildlife rehabilitation program and she’s been in the wild for about 2 years. ...

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Guillermina and the Foxes

The daylight hours are shorter and shorter lately due to the change in seasons, so oftentimes it’s dark not long after elephant dinner time. So though this video might look like it was taken in the middle of the night, it was actually just about an hour after the evening…...

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Sunday Smile: Looking For a Nest

As you may have witnessed when we released a bird into the sanctuary recently, our land here is filled with macaws – both the blue-and-gold and red-and-green. As Scott narrates in this Sunday Smile video, we appear to have a couple who appear to be looking for the right place…...

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