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Video: Mara, Bambi, and Rana Walk to Dinner

We all know that dinnertime is important to Mara – and she and Bambi (and sometimes Rana) trek to the barn for their evening meal. Before a recent feeding, Scott went out to see if the girls were headed toward the barn and found all three together and on their…...

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Lady’s Ongoing Foot Problems and Treatment Updates

Many of you know of Lady’s foot troubles, but for those who don’t, we thought it would be helpful to share some information about what she faces daily and a little bit about some of the treatments we currently use to ease her discomfort.  In the wild, elephants are constantly…...

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Listen Up – Mara Wants Her Water Now

Mara is an absolute character. We have a spring-fed creek and several water troughs available throughout the habitat for the elephants to drink from. Rana prefers drinking out the troughs (which are emptied, scrubbed, and refilled daily). Maia and Lady are also fine drinking from the troughs, but Bambi and…...

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EleFact Friday: The Multi-Functional Elephant Tail

Elephants are anatomically equipped with built-in tools on their bodies to help them navigate through day-to-day life. We’ve talked about the power of trunks and how they are used for both tactile and sensory reasons, but today we’ll be diving into the functionality of their tails. ...

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Maia’s Belly – Unique But Perfect

We’ve been expanding our caregiver team in preparation for the arrival of our new elephant residents. One of our newer caregivers, Kairo, is starting to shadow trained caregivers as they interact with the elephants....

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The Dry Season and Wildfire Preparation

Every year, as the end of the rainy season approaches, we begin preparing for the dry season.  For us, the dry season is synonymous with fire season. Each year, we prepare extensively by creating fire breaks and mowing certain pastures, as a precaution. A fire break is a gap in…...

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