Balancing Out an Elephant’s Need

We have noticed that Mara, Rana, and Maia all seem a little bored lately. Due to Mara’s ongoing health issue, we are keeping Mara (and therefore Rana) in the smaller yards close to the barn right now. This proximity allows us to observe Mara better, gauge responses to treatments, and…...

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When Stinky Fruit Is a Good Thing. Just Ask Bambi.

Bambi may have some vision in her left eye still. When elephants are blind in one eye, they tend to be hypersensitive to certain things and shift their entire body to adjust their gaze when you approach. We don’t observe Bambi doing these behaviors, which is why we suspect she…...

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GSE Calendars and Holiday Ornaments are Now Available

Many of you have requested a GSE calendar over the past few years, but we always felt like we needed more elephants. Now, our herd has grown, and we have designed a 2021 Calendar! (available here ) With so many residents to choose from, we had the opposite problem this…...

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Sanctuary Is a Journey: Mara and Bambi

Bambi and Mara have had many positive interactions through the fence, so we felt it was time to try shared space with them again. For our regular followers, you may remember the three—Rana, Bambi, and Mara—were near instant friends until Mara started feeling unwell. Recently, Rana and Bambi had been…...

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Lady’s Recent Curiosity

Recently, Lady has been showing up near the barn at 10 p.m., right around night feed time. She will either arrive right before us or be approaching as we come. Frequently, at that time of night, Bambi is socializing with Mara and Rana along a fence. The three of them…...

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One on One Social Time for Rana and Bambi

Rana and Mara are eating some of their meals in the barn recently. It’s an easy way to separate them to ensure Mara gets all her own food without her food-oriented best friend helping herself, and then we can treat Rana’s eye papilloma while Mara eats at her own pace.…...

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