Just a quick update this morning to let everyone know that everything here is good. We had several people ask yesterday if Lady was okay, and others asking if the girls’ food was impacted. So we are posting a photo of Lady from this morning.
Lady is fine. As we mentioned in a post yesterday, we knew she was feeling a little uncomfortable with all of the strangers around, and since she doesn’t always like photos taken we chose to respect that about her and not take any. But this morning she was much lighter so we took a couple of photos so you can see she is all good.
And as for the girls’ food being impacted, as we mentioned yesterday almost all of Yards 4 and 5 are untouched and that’s where they spend most of their time.
Yards 1, 2, and 3 were also untouched by the fire – so they are fine as well. The only minor impact on food available from the habitat for the girls is the palms that we collect from outside of the actual elephant area, and although some of them did burn there are many many many palms that still remain. They are something that thankfully do not burn well.
Depending upon time we may do an update later in the day, but we at least wanted to let everyone know that all is well, and as I write this you can actually hear raindrops – although I don’t want to jinx it.
Photo: Lady eating breakfast in the company of nearby anis (the little black birds) who were just out of the photo.