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A Lady Is Entitled to her Secrets

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Part of our job here is to be elephant sleuths. Not only do we track the elephants around the habitat, but we pay attention to any small change in behavior or appearance. All the little clues hold important information and insights into their health and moods. This makes us very detail-oriented.

Well, our inner-Sherlock Holmes suspects that Miss Lady is sneaking into the pond when nobody is around.

She has spent the last few days in Yard 4. According to the other girls, Yard 4 contains the best pond in all of Sanctuary. Lady has been spending a lot of time around everyone’s favorite pond.

We know she stands on the edge of the pond and splashes, but we have also noted the following:

  1. She has been saturated in a very even pattern. When someone is wet from splashing, they generally have dry spots mixed in with the wet or splash mar
  2. We have observed her at the barn, fully dry, but with fresh dirt all over, including around her eyes – again; this is in a very even pattern. Dirt only sticks to skin while wet; and; for the soil to stick so evenly; she would have to be evenly wet (which is unlikely from splashing)
  3. There is fresh dung floating in the pond which was scooped before Lady had access.

Despite the signs, every time we go out to see her, she is standing very innocently next to the pond (see photo).

As Sherlock says, once you eliminate the impossible, whatever is left, no matter how improbable, is the truth… Of course, in this case, Lady loves water so much, it’s also the most likely answer.

What else can we say? A Lady is entitled to her secrets.

January 21, 2020

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Comments(19)

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    Juan says

    I wish I had another hand so I could give this post three thumbs up

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      Kelejan says

      I can lend you a hand Juan, that will make four thumbs up. Wonderful post as is usual. I just love reading all these little bits of happenings.

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    Sheila says

    OH YES! THE LADY🐘 IS ENTITLED! 😍SHES SUCH A FUNNY LIL GAL! AMAZING HOW SHE THINKS SHE HAS TO SNEAK INTO THE POND FOR A BATH😄. OH IM HAPPY SHE IS GOING IN POND AND YES👍. YOU STAFF HAVE “GREAT DETECTIVERY “GOING ON. SHE JUST NEVER HAD POND ACCESS FORMERLY IN HER LIFE I IM GUESSING AND SINCE SHE DOESN’T ASSOCIATE WITH RANA AND MAIA. SHE NEVER LEARNED ITS JUST PERFECT SHE TAKES BATHS AND SPLASHES AROUND!! ITS KINDA SAD TOO SHE DOESN’T FEEL CONFIDENT TO JUST SWIM! ITS LIKE WHEN SHE COMES TO BARN FOR FOOT BATHS SHE WANTS A WATER HOSE BATH LIKE IN. ZOO AND CIRCUS STILL😕 OH LIL 🐘❤️LADY. I PRAY U JOIN THE SISTERS SOON🙏

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    Rachel says

    Haha. How lovely she looks standing there so innocently. Makes me wonder if she, somehow, was trained not to get into large water areas…or something like that….but now with her freedom she’s letting her guard down. I have no idea what I’m talking about, only thinking out loud, but my heart melts everytime I read about Lady’s progress….even if progress is taking its steps secretly 😉

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    Susan says

    You precious Girl!!!!!!! ❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️❤️🐘🐘❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Barb Wilson says

    OK, I just laughed out loud! Lady is an adorable mystery and she does have a secret 😊❤️🐘 and she does love water.

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    CyrAnn says

    Indeed she is!!!!!!!!!

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Lady is just so adoravle. I just hope she’s happy.

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    Shirley Taylor says

    What a darling girl she is a proper lady who likes her privacy obviously at bath time haha!, love them all so much and their funny habits. Xxx

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    Irene says

    She is too funny! Who me!!😍😂, great detective work Sherlock 🕵️‍♂️ ! What a sweet and wonderful girl! ♥️

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    Julie says

    I love that there are people in the world who love these Elephants and can write compellingly! Thank you, dear!

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    Debbie Sides says

    Yes Lady can keep her secret. We love you no matter what you do! Such a cutie pie!🥰

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    Rosie P says

    This really got my day off to a good start. I keep thinking about Lady sneaking into the pond when no one is looking. LOL! How cute is that!!! Using the facilities when all is quiet, amazing girl!
    A good bit of deduction from GSE…Arthur Conan Doyle would have been proud of you! Thanks of sharing this uplifting post.

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    Lady is so funny!

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    Sherry says

    Love the little Lady. She knows what to do and has the freedom to do it!! Yay!!!!

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    I absolutely love Lady, and her little mysterious, independent way. She is like a toddler, finding out she can make these decisions without consequences. Unlike being prodded with a bull hook and punished for making any independent decisions. One day soon, I hope she learns how to be a friend and not be such a loner. If not, then whatever works in her mind. That is called FREEDOM for this deserving girl.

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    Carey says

    Isn’t it great that she is now doing normal elephant behaviour, and responding to the difference in climate maybe allso good to see and learn

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    Bernadette says

    Just really enjoy learning about elephants. Have lived them forever

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    These observations to every detail you share with us, allows us to live vicariously and enjoy their progress. It also is very educational. I have learned so much about elephant behavior that I had no idea about. So thank you GSE.

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