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Lady’s Cooling Bath

This video of Lady was filmed a few days ago, when the weather was unseasonably warm here. The temperatures have taken a turn for the better and things are lovely these days. On the hotter days, Lady was more quiet and insulated. On these days, we do watch her more…...

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Antomilso and Rana’s Relationship

Rana and Lady are known for being a little challenging for caregivers, but in different ways. Rana needs whomever is taking care of her to take a moment before starting anything and connect with her. Once that is established, she also requires them to be present in that time and…...

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Muddy Bambi in the Morning

We mentioned last week that Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guillermina, and Maia have been spending their pre-breakfast mornings by the pond. But whether it’s from the pond, the mud wallows, or the water troughs, elephants love to make mud and slather it on. The temperatures have been higher than normal for…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia’s Regal Ears

  We all love Maia’s fuzzy head, which is a great way to identify her. But her ears are also gorgeous and are the focus of this week’s Sunday Smile. Maia’s ears are spotted near the bottom, but you can’t always see the change in pigmentation when she’s a muddy…...

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Sassy the Tapir Makes an Appearance

While doing evening medications with Bodhi, one of the sanctuary cats, Kat came upon Sassy, a tapir that was part of our wildlife rehabilitation program. When we release a rehabilitated animal back into the wild, we don’t know if we’ll ever see them again (which can be a good thing).…...

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EleFact Friday: Recognizing Pain

As we’ve been updating you on Lady’s health issues, we’ve received some questions about how we monitor her level of pain as her osteomyelitis progresses. It’s a challenge in animal healthcare to determine pain levels in a patient who can’t describe where something hurts and how much it hurts. So…...

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