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Guille Finds a Small Puddle

As we’ve talked about before, the elephants love a good mud bath. The funny thing is that they often prefer smaller mud wallows or puddles to the larger ones. Sometimes it seems as though the smaller the better. ...

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What a Hay Delivery Looks Like

After our recent post about elephant food preparation, several of you expressed interest in learning more about the behind-the-scenes goings on at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. In this video, a truckload of hay has just arrived and the ESB team gets to work unloading the truck and putting the hay into…...

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Mara’s Nice Cold Drink

Your eyes are not deceiving you: this video is in slow motion, which is a great way to see how adept Miss Mara is at using her trunk to get good and hydrated. During a quick visit to the sanctuary, Dr. Trish caught this minute of Mara drinking from the…...

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Bambi’s Muddy Mornings

While the elephants have ponds and other water sources, they seem to have some extra love for the mud wallows lately. There are several spread throughout the habitat, so the girls can stop for a splash and a good coating if they’re feeling particularly hot or dry. ...

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Sunday Smile: Mara’s Relaxing Afternoon

This week’s Sunday Smile features a very relaxed Mara. After breakfast one morning, she found one of the little piles of hay that are spread throughout the habitat. They aren’t hidden, but they’re scattered in different areas each day with the idea that looking for them will keep the elephants’…...

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Maia and Guille At the Mud Wallow

Though it’s technically considered winter here at the sanctuary, it’s actually the hottest part of the year for us. Hot days make for lazy, sleepy elephants who are napping, in search of shade, or hanging out by the mud wallow or pond. The cooler evenings allow them to explore more…...

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