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Video: Maia’s Expressive Eyes

Maia has eyes that are uniquely expressive and show her excitement or curiosity in a dramatic and charming fashion. She often wants to know what is going on around her, but doesn’t always turn her head or her body, as other elephants might. Instead, she uses her eyes, moving them…...

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Video: A Curious Lady Watches Mara Up Close

It seems that Lady’s curiosity is pushing her to expand her circle of comfort just a bit. On a recent evening, she traveled from Yard 5 into the yards closer to the barn around dinnertime. This is pretty unusual for Lady because, once she goes into her favorite spots in…...

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Video: After Dinner With Rana, Mara, and Bambi

Rana and Mara are enjoying a few after-dinner mouthfuls of hay when Bambi decides to join the group, making a perfect Bambi-sized spot between the other two ladies. Mara goes in for a close-up at one point, but you can see the contented look on each of their faces. Lots of…...

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Video: Lady and Her Ear Flaps

In this video, Lady is exploring the back of Yard 5 – one of our purest and untouched spots and an area she enjoys quite a bit. It is very serene and the birds are singing in the background. You may notice that she glances to her left, where workmen…...

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Video: Maia Enjoys Her Snack

Maia is moving quickly toward a snack that’s been placed for her in the habitat. She can be quite a fast eater when she wants to be – as you can see! It’s just another peaceful moment at sanctuary, watching Maia flutter her ears as the birds sing around her....

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Video: First Steps to Freedom

The story of each elephant here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is unique and, when we stop to look back, the work that each individual has done to heal is awe-inspiring. Elephants are remarkable in their power to overcome past challenges and understand the opportunities their new lives hold for them.…...

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