tapirs

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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Update on Some Non-elephant Residents

    We wanted to give a little update on some of our non-elephant residents this weekend. For those that don’t already know, we do wildlife rehabilitation and release of indigenous species that were more commonly found in the area, but their population decreased with human development.  This program is…...

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Alma Update (The Tapir)

A little Alma update. First, the choice of photo. Many people want to know if Ian the rooster is still spending time with Alma. This photo was taken at 10 pm feed, so that’s a slightly blurry Alma, and in the background, on top of the fence, is Ian. He…...

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