Today’s Facebook Live Video With All of the Girls

Scott and Kat joined us today for a Facebook Live with Mara and her sisters. We know that there is some false information and unfortunate lies being spread about the health and treatment of our elephants right now. Our loyal supporters know that we take pride in our transparency and we assure you that we’ll continue to keep you informed along every step of each elephant’s journey.

All of our elephants here, including Mara, are healthy and doing well, and we’re doing what we can to make sure that Pocha and Guillermina are being cared for with the same respect and love.

For those who have trouble identifying Mara, it is simple. She has a malformed right wrist, which is something she has had since she was a calf. She has distinct ears, but also, no one has golden eyes like Mara’s. ❤

Also, apologies for the vertical video, we were recording horizontally, not sure what happened. And…for the fingers in the screen. We were recording with a gimbal knowing Scott might have to climb the fence in order to see the girls, and it shut off in the middle, the phone fell, and we couldn’t see that our fingers were in the way. Sometimes these things happen!


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    Lori Hoover says

    I’m so sorry for the troubles. I’m glad our ladies at Sanctuary Brazil have no idea of the BS, and I hope these people realize that they should not interfere with the chance that is being given to Pocha and Guillermina. I will keep my fingers crossed for them, and for you all as well. Just know you are appreciated, trusted, and loved, humans and elephants and all creatures great and small in your Sanctuary.

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      Sara says

      Thank you. We are just going to carry on as scheduled and do our best to keep the elephants happy and healthy!

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    Susan Flewelling says

    One benefit of not being on Facebook- don’t see the negative troll comments out there. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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      Sara says

      Thank you!

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    Juan says

    Most of the disinformation on Twitter is in Spanish and is originating from Argentina. If I can be of any assistance with communicating in Spanish, I’d be happy to help

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      Sara says

      Thank you for the offer. That is generous of you. We have been able to get translations through our staff, but we appreciate the support.

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    Deb says

    It’s very sad small minded people try to interfere with the marvelous work & dedication you all are known for. It’s clear by your website & videos what professionals you & your staff are! And it’s obvious the girls love you too. Love you guys ! You are truly angels on earth!,

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      Sara says

      Thank you. We appreciate all of our supporters. We would not exist without your support.

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    elaine richard says

    I can’t believe there are people who could even contemplate criticizing the work you do. There seem to be trolls around every corner these days. Best ignored and not given air time. I’m just sorry you have to deal with any sort of negativity. Not, certainly, from the vast majority of us. We love what you do … and we love you.

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      Sara says

      Thank you, Elaine.

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    Tammy says

    Your true loyal supporters know exactly how much you love these girls respect them and give them the best care anywhere all we have to do it look at them we see the amazing wonderful changes in them in fact the abusive cruel horrible conditions they came from to where they are now at home in peace and tranquility at the sanctuary or as I like to call it “Heaven on Earth” speaks volume and proves that their terrible attacks are baseless. Thank you everyone for all your hard work and dedication to these girls who wouldnt be alive if not for you Scott, Kat and crew because of your dream your vision of such a massive compassionate undertaking have given life back to the abused and hopeless! As you know we have been with G.S.E. Brazil for years and arent going anywhere either in fact we cant get enough we could watch hour after hour of videos of these beautiful gorgeous girls we are one big global happy family and families stick together just ask the girls 💞

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    Carol-Ann says

    I echo the voices of support. If I read anything negative on social media about GSE I would just
    discount it 100%! Anyone who knows GSE knows that the elephants are in the best possible hands.
    We LOVE you and our grateful to you!!!

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    Nancy Shaw says

    What everybody else said! LOVE YOU !!!

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    bo says

    let the beauty of elephants/animals rise above these kind of negative situations, i’m sure the team in Brazil can!


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    Katie Howard says

    Oh my gosh! Mara and Bambi both look great! And look at brave Lady, hanging out in the wings! 😁
    Honestly, I can’t believe the crap you guys have to put up with sometimes! But know that we DO love you and the girls, and greatly appreciate the hard work you put in EVERY DAY on behalf of the Golden Girls 🤗
    Thank you so much and don’t let the naysayers get under your skin!

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    Patricia Bamford says

    I am heartbroken that anyone could doubt your work and care for our girls, these lies will be exposed and we your supporters will spread the word wherever we can about how wonderful GSE is and how you have literally saved the lives of these girls and rescued them from unimaginable trauma.😢❤️

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    John says

    I love what you are doing and how you are doing it. You need to know you’ve helped people like me get through these challenging times we are in. I so look forward to your daily posts, pictures and videos.

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      Sara says

      Thank you for supporting us as well. It is gratifying to know we can each be there for one another every day.

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    Terry Feleppa says

    I have followed you guys for over a year now. I have read every post, watched transports from beginning to end, and know full well how everyone at sanctuary respects, loves, and truly care for the girls. I have, and always will have, complete trust and faith in your abilities and transparency. I go to sleep content at night knowing five beautiful souls are happy, extremely well cared for, and safe at Sanctuary Brazil! Thank You! Love to Mara, Maia, Bambi, Lady, and Rana.❤❤❤❤❤

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    Lynn Herrick says

    What an unfortunate – and frustrating – distraction for you. I’m sorry you’re having to deal with it.

    We know how great your work is!

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    Julie says

    Don’t worry about your true fans at all. We know what’s really up and trust you implicitly! Keep up the phenomenal work; it is so important! Yeah, I would just stay off social media as much as you can. That said, I know you have to do a certain amount of it. Ellie-love to all ❤️

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with a bunch on nonsense from those small-minded people who have nothing better to do than attack you and your work. Often that’s just some form of spite or jealousy of someone who’s doing a great thing, which you are doing! Our ladies are all looking content and healthy, enjoying a real elephant’s life, living the dream! These beautiful ladies have beautiful souls, and so do you folks!

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      Sara says

      Thank you. We always hope to educate people on what GSE has to offer, so they can truly understand our philosophy. We will just continue moving forward in good faith to make sure all of our elephants – current and to come – have the freedom they deserve.

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