A Remarkable Encounter for Lady and Mara

We have recently begun working with a holistic vet who has a practice a few hours away. She does homeopathy, ozone therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities. She’s going to come regularly – at least every other week, sometimes more frequently. This will offer another in-person layer of care for the…...

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Bambi’s African Elephant-Like Behaviors

We recently mentioned how Bambi walks and moves more reminiscent of an African elephant than an Asian elephant. There’s another thing she does that reminds us of the African elephants we have worked with – and it’s the way she eats. When we go out to “drop hay” for the…...

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Maia, Rana, and Mara Spending Some Time Together

Mara and Rana have been spending most of their time near the barn for the past few weeks. We usually discourage staying near the barn for more than a few days, but with Mara’s continued intermittent appetite, we have been encouraging her to eat more than we encourage her to…...

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Bambi is Shining More by the Day

Bambi is shining more and more each day, and she continues to thrive. She is also cracking her humans up more and more, not just with her enthusiastic antics but with how she moves her body. Bambi is an Asian elephant, and she has no recorded history of spending time…...

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Maia is Fast. Bambi is Faster.

If Maia perceives breakfast may potentially be late, she walks to the barn to investigate. It’s one of her more endearing qualities – and now that we have the cameras, we can confirm that she shows up minutes before the humans on the days she checks on breakfast. Bambi doesn’t…...

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Age-Related Changes in Elephants

The average lifespan of captive Asian elephants is 48 years (per Wikipedia). Maia, our youngest elephant, is 47. Our other residents are all older – Rana is 62, Lady is 49, Mara is 55, and Bambi is 58. With elephants, like all other animals, everyone ages a little differently and…...

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