Blogs

Mellow Happy Rana

One recent afternoon, as Scott and Kat headed up the hill to their house for lunch, they saw Rana in the habitat. It was a hot, sunny day, and Rana was standing lazily in the sun. There was a water trough within a few steps (which means a hose and…...

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The Cost of Caring for Lady’s Feet

  When we arrive at the barn, first thing in the morning, Lady is usually close. She hears the four-wheeler and starts heading over, or some days she waits for her personal invitation and moseys on down. She enjoys her food rewards and seems more than happy to come in…...

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Muddy Maia

When writing about the girls in posts, we frequently say, “she was covered in mud” or “she was muddy.” Sometimes, we refer to the process as a “mud party.” No matter what we call it, we are never sure if it gives you the proper mental picture of how much…...

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Lady’s Steps of Hopes Part IV: The Actual Condition of Lady’s Feet

Elephant feet are nuanced and complicated and still a leading cause of death for captive elephants. Lady’s feet aren’t just uncomfortable or an inconvenience, they have defined part of her life. As much as we would like to go in and ‘fix’ everything, we can’t do that safely. Now that…...

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A Habitat Expansion for Alma (And a Few of Her Friends, Too)

Alma, our lovely blind resident tapir, recently received a habitat expansion. We do wildlife rehab & release when there is a local need. In 2018 Alma arrived, and, while she arrived intending to be released, we immediately discovered she was mostly blind and later discovered she suffered from seizures. Those…...

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Some Days and Other Days

While Lady is busy blowing us all away, it’s been life as usual for Maia and Rana – some days they spend together, and some days they spend apart. Some days they are closer to the barn, and other days they are further away. They tend to spend more time…...

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