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Time to Start Doing a Little More

Now that Mara is more settled into sanctuary life, it is time to start doing a little more. We take things step by step at sanctuary – as always, an elephant’s comfort is of the utmost importance. It’s usually better to let an elephant find a certain level of comfort…...

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This Lady Appreciates Routines

Lady has foot care sessions twice a day most days. In the mornings, we do her foot soaks and topical treatments, and in the afternoons, we scrub and apply topical treatments. We don’t do trimming daily, but, when we do any filing or trimming or her nails or pads, it…...

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Maia Enjoying Her Jackfruit

Maia doesn’t usually play favorites when it comes to food, but she has a special love for jackfruit. Jackfruit is incredibly sticky, has a sickly strong smell, and is definitely an acquired taste. But most of the girls really like it, and Maia will follow that smell anywhere. Thankfully the…...

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Growing Confidence

While Rana and Mara are easy to separate, Mara has still been attentive to the separation. Now, we are starting to see a shift that suggests another layer of her growing confidence. When Rana and Mara were near the barn one recent morning, we brought Rana into the chute for…...

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Lady’s Force Field

This is a photo that Scott took of Lady on her way to dinner last night. We have taken A LOT of elephant photos over the past decades, and this is a first. Scott loves the picture and talked about Lady having a forcefield around her. Last night, in a…...

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Lady’s Adventures

Recently, while Lady was grazing in Yard 2, Scott headed out on a 4wheeler to open a gate for her, giving her access to Yard 4 (where Rana & Mara were). Lady lazily headed in that direction. It isn’t a gate that Lady usually uses, but once she realized Scott…...

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