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Guillermina and the Foxes

The daylight hours are shorter and shorter lately due to the change in seasons, so oftentimes it’s dark not long after elephant dinner time. So though this video might look like it was taken in the middle of the night, it was actually just about an hour after the evening…...

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Up Close With the Powerpuff Girls

The days are getting shorter as the seasons change here in Brazil. That means the sun is getting lower and lower on the horizon each night at dinner time. But that doesn’t stop the elephants from knowing when it’s time to eat. Here, Mara and Bambi have headed toward the…...

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Guillermina Can Be Silly

Here, Bambi, Mara, Rana, Maia, and Guillermina were all spending time together snacking. You can see the camera pan to Guille, who is eating from her pile of hay. Mara approaches her, seemingly without hesitation, but does take an extra trunkful of hay – stocking up just in case....

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The Powerpuff Girls Celebrate the Sunshine

As we mentioned earlier, we had a short cold snap here in Mato Grosso a few days ago. They don’t happen often and, when they do, the temperatures stay around the low 50s Fahrenheit (or the low teens Celsius). The elephants fare well during these brief intervals, but they also…...

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Rana and Mara Head To Dinner

When it comes to breakfast or dinner time, the elephants tend to know the schedule of when food will arrive. While we don’t feed them on a strict timeline, there’s a window when, if they hear the 4-wheeler coming, the girls know that a meal is coming with it. ...

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Minnie Runs Again

There are three dogs that call the sanctuary home: Bugsy, Minnie, and Molly. Minnie and Molly were the first residents, since they were left by the previous owners when the dogs wouldn’t allow them to capture them. A few weeks ago, Minnie started limping. Her knee isn’t great, so we…...

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