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Auction Ends: Nov 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST


Maia, Guida & Rana Tribute - Original

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Estimated Value
$150 USD
$50 USD to 4TheCaptives
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

Maia, Guida & Rana Tribute, by Sarah Wilson

UK artist Sarah Wilson captures a tender moment between Maia, Guida and Rana at Global Sanctuary for Elephants - Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. Original acrylic and gouache on canvas board, 22" x 18" (unframed).

Maia and Guida were the first elephants to retire to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, South America's only accredited elephant sanctuary. Sadly, just before their third rescue anniversary, Guida unexpectedly and suddenly passed away. Rana had joined the herd only a few months before, and they were just getting to know each other when Guida died. But while this peaceful gathering under the trees will never be repeated, Maia and Rana have recently welcomed a new herd member and hopefully many others to come.

About Global Sanctuary for Elephants - Elephant Sanctuary Brazil: "The origin of GSE began in 2012 when our Co-founders Scott and Kat Blais, and notable experts including Dr. Joyce Poole, ElephantVoices came together, initially to work on a solution to the growing crisis for captive elephants in South America, but realization of how global the struggle actually was became quickly evident. Captive elephant health, internationally, is in a state of emergency. Severely restricted by a life on chains or extreme confinement, insufficient diet and isolation from proper social groupings often leads to severe health complications, exposure to and development of active tuberculosis disease and psychological illness ranging from extreme aggression, self mutilation and withdrawal. Human awareness of the suffering of captive animals is increasing, creating a global desire for positive change. In some regions around the world, private groups of concerned citizens are working to create alternatives for these elephants in need but few people have the experience and knowledge to move these efforts forward." Learn more at www.globalelephants.org.

Item Special Note


“Please note that for tax purposes this item has a fair market value of $50USD and is available as part of the charitable auction. Amounts donated above the market value of this item may be eligible for a tax receipt.”

Donated By:

Sarah Willson