sanctuary wildlife

Bambi Protects Us From “Scary” Tapirs

Some days, Mara, Bambi, and Rana have begun showing up closer to the barn in the later afternoon, instead of 10 pm. We changed up their feeding schedule recently and they have adapted well. We hoped that by adjusting their routine, they would stay out in the habitat, during a…...

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National Wildlife Day

National Wildlife Day happens twice a year – September 4 & February 22. It happens twice a year to ”double the effort to help bring awareness of the plight of wild animals around the globe.”...

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Elephant Fencing: Home to the Sanctuary Tunneling Tree Frogs

We’ve been a little overrun by frogs here recently. We began noticing it a few months ago as we offered the girls the hose at the 4B water trough. We heard this little frog noise, kind of like a “whomp, whomp” sound. We looked around and realized it was coming…...

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Macaws Vocalize in a Pequi Fruit Tree

When we try to film the elephants vocalizing, they frequently stop vocalizing. As soon as we put away our phones or video camera, they start back up again. We think the macaws are taking lessons from the elephants (or did the elephants learn it from the macaws?). This pequi tree…...

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Sheep Milo Running with the Dogs

Milo’s general excitement at life reminds us of a kid on Christmas Eve, so today feels like a fitting day to share this video of him running along with the four-wheeler. Milo is our little rescue sheep, and he is running here with Bugsy and Minnie. It’s hard to believe…...

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New Baby Deer Joins Our Wildlife Rehab & Release Program

We wanted to introduce you to our tiniest new friend and our latest wildlife rehabilitation and release resident. Once he has grown and is independent, we will release him on the property to live his life as a wild deer. He is an Amazonian brown brocket deer (Mazama gouazoubira). An…...

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