In order to ensure Maia and Guida came to ESB, we needed to start small and expand as we went along. This is the second area they were given access to.
In an unprecedented event, the Mendoza Zoo has signed a document agreeing to send their four elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
Read the stories of elephants from around the world, or add your own, so others can understand why every captive elephant deserves a life of sanctuary
Presently, there are more than 5000 elephants in captivity worldwide and only 120 of those live in sanctuaries. We want to shift the balance. Read how together we can make that change.
The first elephant sanctuary in South America, ESB will provide a 2800 acre refuge for elephants in need throughout the continent. Click here for more info on our project.
How we define sanctuary is vital to developing the foundation that all of our efforts will be built upon. By definition, sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. For our purposes, we believe that sanctuary is substantially more involved.
Our mission is protecting, rescuing, and providing sanctuary for elephants worldwide. Our vision of an elephant sanctuary is a facility of security and comfort in which a captive elephant can express his or her natural behavior.
Please support the effort to help captive elephants find sanctuary – for them it can mean the difference between being alive and truly living. Leave a lasting memorial to a friend or loved one. Honor someone with a gift that changes the life of an elephant.
Most people will never have the opportunity to witness firsthand the emotional healing that occurs at sanctuary and honestly, we can never fully do it justice when trying to put it into words. For some elephants, sanctuary is a rebirth; they walk off of the transport truck and are changed forever, for others it is […]