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The Lollipop Tree Flowers

When Scott and Kat were first looking at the property that has become Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, they were immediately drawn to the large copaiba tree in Yard 3. It seemed like it belonged in Africa, towering over the other trees, defining the canopy even from a distance. But once they started settling in, they saw a bright yellow tree beginning to bloom. One day, all of a sudden, there it was: a round golden tree that looked very much like a lollipop. So, logically, it became known as the Lollipop Tree.

The tree actually starts to bloom before the rainy season begins and only has flowers for about a week; it’s fully flowered for perhaps 3 days total. You can see it from the house when looking down into the habitat, but you really only get those very few days to enjoy its colors.

Scott was lucky enough to get a video of the tree in full bloom this year. Here you can see Bambi and Mara enjoying a snack just a few feet from it, adding to the tranquility of the scene at dusk.

If any of you are having problems seeing the video here, you can click here to watch it.

 

Comments(26)

  1. REPLY
    Melinda says

    Can’t see Lollipop Tree or the Girls. 🙁

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      Kat Blais says

      the video was showing in our end we removed and reloaded. hopefully you can see it now

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    Alana says

    No video?

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      we removed and reloaded. hopefully you can see it now

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    Linda says

    Sounds beautiful… unfortunately there is no video here for me. Haven’t had this issue in awhile now.

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      Kat Blais says

      it shows up ok on our end but we we removed and reloaded. hopefully you can see it now

      • Linda says

        All good, it is so serene and beautiful! Thank you so much 🙂

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    Sandy Crile says

    Oh dear, no video came through.

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      we removed and reloaded. hopefully you can see it now

      • Charlotte Hansen says

        Beautiful!!!!!!

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    Merediht says

    Can’t see the video. Is it me?

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      looks ok on our end, we removed and reloaded. hopefully you can see it now

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    John says

    I’m sure the tree is beautiful, and it must make a great picture with the two elephants nearby……. hoping it shows up on my screen soon. Thanks!!!!!

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      we removed and reloaded. hopefully, you can see it now

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    Debra Moore says

    Wow, lots of medicinal uses for the resin in that tree, too. Wonder if the elephants know its anti inflammatory properties? Gorgeous thing.

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    Carol says

    ☹️no pic

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      we removed and reloaded. hopefully, you can see it now

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    julie says

    Just in case there is a problem on your side, I wanted to tell you I’m not seeing the video link on this side. I usually have no problems seeing your pics and videos.

    • REPLY
      Kat Blais says

      thank you. it looks fine on our end, but we removed and reloaded. hopefully, you can see it now

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    Alana says

    Sorry Kat still no video

  11. REPLY
    Alana says

    You did it! Wonderful video!

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      Sara says

      Sometimes it takes a village! Thank goodness.

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    John says

    Wow! Spectacularly beautiful picture!

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    Katie Howard says

    Beautiful video! You and the girls live in a truly idyllic location!
    #Zen

  14. REPLY
    Meredith says

    Yes!

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