Online Auction to Help Rescue the Mendoza Four

    We are currently looking for item donations or sponsors for the auction

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    Giving Maia and Guida More Space

    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.

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    Mendoza Zoo Elephants Destined for Sanctuary

    In an unprecedented event, the Mendoza Zoo has signed a document agreeing to send their four elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.

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    Every Elephant Matters

    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

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    Welcome to Global Sanctuary for Elephants!

    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.

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    Elephant Sanctuary Brazil

    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.

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    What is Sanctuary?

    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.