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Maia’s Muddy Nap

With Lady happily in Yard 4, Maia and Rana have been checking out the yards closer to the barn. They usually don’t spend much time there (even when they have access). Now that Lady mostly uses those yards, they have renewed interest in that space. With Yards 1, 2, &…...

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Muddy Maia

When writing about the girls in posts, we frequently say, “she was covered in mud” or “she was muddy.” Sometimes, we refer to the process as a “mud party.” No matter what we call it, we are never sure if it gives you the proper mental picture of how much…...

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Lady’s Steps of Hopes Part IV: The Actual Condition of Lady’s Feet

Elephant feet are nuanced and complicated and still a leading cause of death for captive elephants. Lady’s feet aren’t just uncomfortable or an inconvenience, they have defined part of her life. As much as we would like to go in and ‘fix’ everything, we can’t do that safely. Now that…...

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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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Lady Chooses Both

Sometimes, life is hard. Other times, life is easy. Sometimes, even when life is easy, you’re faced with hard decisions – like, should I graze or should I enjoy a bath? Thankfully, here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, that’s a choice the elephants don’t need to make. Enjoy this video of…...

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Lady Enjoys a Shower

Lady can now add “taking two baths at the same time” to her growing list of impressive accomplishments. Outside of Stall 1, we have a water trough with a corresponding water source. It’s a dual faucet, and one side is designed for a hose attachment. We use a hose to…...

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