Blogs

Lady’s Foot Care Update

Lady continues to receive daily targeted foot care for her recent issue in addition to her regular foot care regimen. The blowout that was beginning to appear has evolved a little bit. It maintained for a few weeks, and then the cuticle became involved. Since then it hasn’t changed and…...

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Rana’s Pedicure

It was recently Rana’s turn for a pedicure “tune-up.” While Lady receives foot care almost daily due to the condition of her feet, our other elephants receive foot care on an as-needed basis. Rana has one toenail that had an issue when she arrived and it usually needs a little…...

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Mara and the Birds

When Mara first arrived, she was a little nervous about birds as well as wildlife in general. After decades in a sterile zoo enclosure, she wasn’t used to other animals moving in and out of her space so freely. She also wasn’t used to moving in and out of their…...

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Lady’s Little Parties

Lady continues to be in great spirits and has been very radiant lately. She seems to enjoy having little parties by herself. The other day, she was in the mud wallow in Yard 1 (that’s the one Maia likes to sleep in) having a trumpeting party. Out of habit, we…...

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Elephant Trunks Are Incredible!

Volume up to hear Mara sucking the water into her trunk. Elephant trunks are incredible. They can grab a single blade of grass, or pluck a single berry off a bush, yet it’s strong enough to lift a tree casually. Their trunks don’t have any bones – muscularly, they’re similar…...

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Mara Has Gone in the Pond!

  Not to be outdone by Lady (or, perhaps, inspired by Lady’s recent swimming), Mara has gone in the pond! They were spotted in the pond when we went out to feed. Rana and Mara know that when they hear the 4-wheeler around 5 pm, it’s generally a food delivery.…...

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