Today’s podcast is on a topic that is not only very close to our hearts but is also something that Scott and Kat discuss on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we live in a time where an organization using ‘sanctuary’ in their name doesn’t mean much of anything. Anyone can co-opt the title, and places that are anything but sanctuaries certainly do. But, even when it comes to reputable sanctuaries, there aren’t a lot of discussions about recovery that go much beyond surface level.
Even superficial healing is substantial: vast–space natural habitats, living amongst others of their own kind, respect, choice. It’s something most captive elephants will never know. But once elephants have those things, it is truly only the beginning of their journey of recovery. It’s a topic we could spend weeks talking about, and this episode just gets the conversation started, but if you are interested in why getting past the surface of healing is so important, join us for a listen.
If you don’t do podcasts, you can listen on our website https://globalelephants.org/podcast/. If you are already a fan of podcasts, just search for ‘Global Rumblings’ on your favorite podcast app and listen there.
The video is of Maia and Guida less than a week after their arrival at sanctuary. We briefly discuss Guida’s seemingly instantaneous transformation upon her arrival to sanctuary during the podcast. And for some of you, this may be the first time you get to see this side of Maia.