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Elephant Night Moves

We are in the process of phasing out night feed for Pocha and Guillermina. We practice this with new elephants in order to help them feel more comfortable in their new home and understand that they’re not alone; we are there if they need us for anything. The reality is…...

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Sunday Smile: Bambi’s Inquisitive Greeting

It’s Sunday snack time for Bambi, and Scott stopped by with some treats for everyone. This video shows her smelling to check things out as she walks toward the waiting food. Only the best for our sanctuary ladies on this fine afternoon! Feel free to join Bambi for a relaxing…...

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This Time Guille Doesn’t Pass

Not too long ago, we related a story of Guillermina and Maia “discussing” whether Guille should pass Maia, while on a walk. Eventually, Guillermina got her way and walked around Maia – but Guille isn’t always getting her way these days. It seems that perhaps she is taking lessons from…...

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Guillermina Splashing – A Little Bonus Video

A few days ago, we shared a video of Bambi watching Guillermina in the pond, almost looking over her as “the adult in the room.” Guille takes swims regularly these days and is learning to let loose and splash away. We thought you’d enjoy a little bonus footage of Guillermina…...

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Bambi Watches Over Guille In the Pond

At the end of most days, once the elephants have received their meals, Guillermina will check in with everybody – mostly being nosy and looking for extra food – but then get bored. She usually heads for the pond; the others aren’t particularly interested in an evening splash, so it…...

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Building Relationships Through Protected Contact

Most of you know that we use protected contact when working with the elephants here at sanctuary. That is done for their protection and for ours – but we want the elephants to feel as free from human expectations as possible; that can mean physical separation. We enjoy sharing videos…...

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