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The Dog Days Of Summer

In the US, today marks the beginning of what is known as the “Dog Days Of Summer.” But the term has nothing to do with dogs. Rather, it’s a reference to the fact that, during this time, the sun is in the same area of the sky as Sirius –…...

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Can You Guess Guillermina’s Weight?

You may have noticed that Guillermina is a chunky girl; it’s hard not to spot, especially when she’s standing near any of the other elephants. It’s clear that she has quite a bit of weight to lose and, though she’s begun to get a tiny bit smaller, it will be…...

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A Very Relaxed Hangout

Pocha and Guillermina have become much more relaxed around the other girls in the past few weeks. This short video shows the two of them spending time with the “Powerpuff Girls” in a group, and everyone has a nice, easy energy about them. You can see Rana, Mara, and Bambi…...

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Gentle Interactions Between Elephants

Pocha and Guillermina are moving forward in their relationships with the other girls at their own paces. Each day, we keep the gates to Yard 4 – where Bambi, Mara, Maia, and Rana spend their time – open to them, in case they feel up to visiting their new friends…...

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Joy and Silliness At Sanctuary

Part of the importance of sanctuary is giving each elephant the ability to explore the space – and also explore themselves. That might mean serious contemplation, but it also includes experiencing freedom on a simpler level: running, playing, being free to choose what suits their mood, expressing their inner emotions,…...

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Guille’s Squishy Backside

Both Pocha and Guillermina seem to like baths and drinks from the hose. Here, Pocha was lazily getting some nice, fresh water, when Guille decided she wanted to play. It looked like Guillermina was planning to sit down in a puddle, much like she does in the mud wallow –…...

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