video

Mauricio’s Return

You may remember Mauricio, the tortoise who was part of our rehabilitation and release program. When he was brought to us, he was in pretty good shape after someone decided to keep him as a pet. Sadly, he had an “M” carved into his shell by some unknown person. Mauricio…...

Read more

Maia’s Post-Rain Scratch

We recently talked about the dry season coming to an end and, since then, have been lucky enough to experience several soaking rains at the sanctuary. The elephants delight in this weather, perhaps because it feels good on their skin or because it gets into all the “nooks and crannies”…...

Read more

Pocha and Her Watermelon

Elephants seem to get great enjoyment from eating a watermelon – and there’s nothing quite as satisfying as listening to and watching them eat one. Because the girls tend to like the fruit so much, we often use it when doing basic check-ups, training, and medical treatments. ...

Read more

Contented Swinging Elephant Tails

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we have a simple moment of contentment with Rana and Mara. Sometimes the best part of your day is spending quiet time with one of your dearest friends. The swinging tails are a true sign of ease and being comfortable in their space. Wishing you…...

Read more

Sanctuary Elephants At Ease

Some days at sanctuary there are sweet stories about what the elephants are doing or a funny anecdote about an interaction, even an adventurous tale of exploration of new yards. Every one of those days brings us joy, as we watch and see a growing, happy, healthy herd. There are…...

Read more

EleFact Friday: Useful and Unique Elephant Ears

For this week’s EleFACT Friday, we’re going to talk about the appearance of an elephant’s ears and why exactly some look the way they do. Many of you have noticed that a few of the elephants here have ears that appear worn or tattered. This can happen for several reasons,…...

Read more