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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 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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One Step Back. And Two Steps (and four sticks) Forward.

When Mara lived at the EcoParque, her life was different in a lot of ways. One of these differences is the bars that separate her from humans. Here, the bars on the fencing are widely spaced of course, but even in the chute and our training walls, we still have…...

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Talking Bushes :)

Sound on!! When we recently referenced Rana and Mara’s regular parties, a few people asked for a video to see and hear one. Here is a small one! The backstory: Rana and Mara were on the way to dinner, and Mara was already a little silly. Kat was on the…...

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Rumbly Lady

Lady has become much more rumbly in the past few weeks. Rumbles can mean a lot of different things, based on frequency and tone. Among wild elephants, rumbles communicate: greetings, warnings, comfort, happiness/excitement, and more. Human ears can’t hear all rumbles, so we don’t always know when our elephants are…...

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Lady Showing What She Is Capable Of

As we have mentioned, Lady’s comfort level is cyclical – and some days are better than others. We work on her feet most days, with a foot soak and topicals in the morning, and scrubs and topicals in the afternoons. The other day, while doing her afternoon treatment at the…...

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