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Sunday Smile: Mara and Rana in the Rain

We had three or four days of solid rain, followed by a day of sunshine. As expected, the elephants were delighted by the rain, though perhaps ready for a sunny day after so many showers. ...

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Bambi Crossed the Creek

Bambi has been a little bit watchful for a couple of days, putting some distance between herself and Rana and Mara. At dinner she had moved into Yard 5, by Creeky Alley, so Scott closed up between Yards 4 and 5 to make sure Bambi could fully relax and rest.…...

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EleFact Friday: The Power of Scent

This week’s EleFact will focus on the power of scent in the life of an elephant. For both Asian and African elephants, odor is an essential communicator of all types of information – both among individuals and between an elephant and its environment. Pheromones are used by animals to send…...

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Maia Has Wanderlust Again

Miss Maia is back to her wandering ways. Recently, the caregivers didn’t immediately see her when they came down for breakfast. That’s not necessarily an issue of concern, since the elephants have such wide expanses to wander; it’s wonderful to think they’re taking advantage of the space they have to…...

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Update on Bambi’s Vision

As you may remember, Bambi has an old cataract in her left eye and appears to be getting one in her right eye as well. Both eyes get drops and are monitored as part of her morning treatment process. But, there are some small things happening that seem to suggest…...

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Lady Uses the Male Barn

Now that Lady has been spending time in the two completed male Asian elephant yards, she’s been able to take advantage of the new barn in that habitat as well. And so, this week she was the first elephant to cross the threshold and make use of the treatment chutes…...

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