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Saturday Lunch With Bambi

Bambi is an elephant with big energy, but as she’s matured she has more and more calm moments. This is one of them. She is just enjoying her hay and soaking in the sunshine. In the background, you can see Rana walking out of the brush and, on the left,…...

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Rana, Mara, and Bambi Have Lots To Communicate

As you may know, the elephants seem to think of the 4-wheelers as something akin to an ice cream truck – ready to offer food whenever it drives by. On a recent afternoon, Scott was passing by Yard 4 and stopped for a moment to greet Rana, Mara, and Bambi,…...

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Lovely Ladies in the Rain

While it’s still the dry season here in Mato Grosso, we keep getting wonderful and unexpected rainstorms. It makes the grass and people really happy and it makes the elephants really silly. When the weather is slightly cooler and it rains, the girls always seem extra light and playful. As…...

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Sunday Smile: Dusting With Pocha

As you probably know, Pocha and Guillermina have loved dusting themselves since their first day at sanctuary. This is still true; both of them enjoy playing in the dirt and getting the exfoliating benefits it provides. In this video, Pocha is taking the opportunity to enthusiastically give herself a nice…...

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Evening Vocalizations with Pocha and Guillermina

In this video, you can see Guillermina hanging out with Bambi, Rana, and Mara. Pocha had been further down the fenceline, doing her own thing, but came to join the others when Scott and Kat drove by on the four wheeler. As Pocha approached, Guille got excited and joined her…...

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Elephant Night Moves

We are in the process of phasing out night feed for Pocha and Guillermina. We practice this with new elephants in order to help them feel more comfortable in their new home and understand that they’re not alone; we are there if they need us for anything. The reality is…...

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