tapirs

Update On our Rehabilitation and Release Program

In addition to caring for the elephants here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, we have also worked with some injured wildlife in hopes of preparing them to return to the wild. To date, our wildlife rescue and release program has rehabilitated five tapirs, a coati (a member of the raccoon family),…...

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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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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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World Wildlife Day 2020

Today is World Wildlife Day. In many parts of the world, elephants are wildlife, but they are not native to Brazil nor the Americas. While elephants are the reason for our organization, we felt it was more appropriate to talk about our local wildlife here in Brazil for World Wildlife…...

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Our Use of animalEO Oils to Support All Creatures At Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

This is Rana Bug getting her bug spray on  Sanctuary means nature, which includes bugs. Elephants can get ticks and mosquito bites on the areas that have soft, thin skin- so their entire underside, ears, neck, and face. And flies are just annoying, so they get a thorough spraying of two…...

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