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Ex-Circus Elephants Enjoy Retirement In Latin America’s First Sanctuary

A new elephant sanctuary in Brazil is giving two old gals a fresh start. On Oct. 11, Maia and Guida, two Asian elephants who spent four decades at the same circus, became the first residents at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. The area is Latin America’s first reserve for elephants who’d previously been in captivity. On their first day at the 2,800-acre facility, located in the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, a video was posted of the two majestic mammals affectionately entwining their trunks and touching one another gently: "They are completely thriving,” Scott Blais ? the chief executive for Global Sanctuary for Elephants, the U.
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