Blogs

EleFact Friday: Are Elephant Feet and Human Feet So Different?

For this week’s EleFACT, we want to share a little more detail on a topic we often talk about: elephant feet. More specifically, we are looking at what the feet of an elephant have in common with our own human feet. For years, researchers have compared the morphology of feet…...

Read more

Building a Sanctuary: It Takes More Than Love

Last month, Scott was asked to write a guest blog for the World Elephant Alliance about the joys and challenges of building a sanctuary. We often get questions about how to begin the process of creating a rescue organization and, while the effort should be applauded, the realities of starting…...

Read more

Bambi’s Mood Shifts a Little

We shared last week that Mara and Maia spent a few calm minutes together, standing very close to one another, with Maia even touching Mara a few times. For some reason, the dynamics among Bambi, Mara, and Rana seem to have shifted a little since then. Perhaps Mara realized that…...

Read more

Rana Thinks Bambi’s Snack Looks Delicious

  Rana, Bambi, and Mara are leisurely enjoying their afternoon snack when Rana starts to eye Bambi’s pile of hay. Rana very casually walks over, takes a trunkful of Bambi’s hay, and keeps walking. Bambi seems completely unfazed and finishes her mouthful before heading back to finish what was originally…...

Read more

Bambi and Maia: A Few Steps Closer

This week, Bambi and Maia seemed to interact a bit more, though not really directly. They seemed to be performing what Shirlei described as a “dance” around each other. While keeping an eye on one another, they moved in a circle from the training wall, to an area near the…...

Read more

Rana’s Sincerity

We have written before about Rana’s soft personality; she is a caring soul, but more complex than many realize. It is important to acknowledge her role as a supportive sister within the herd, while also understanding that she has so many other aspects of her personality that should be acknowledged. ...

Read more