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Elephants Connection to the Land

People frequently ask how the elephants know to eat off the land and provide for themselves. We have been asked this by zoo officials, zookeepers, and laypeople alike. They worry that after not seeing or experiencing grass, vines, or trees up close for decades, the elephants literally won’t know what…...

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The Big Payback Is Coming on May 6!

  The Big Payback is quickly approaching- May 6th.   YOUR IMPACT OVER THE YEARS The Big Payback is one of our largest annual fundraisers and, over the years, has allowed us to build habitats, barns, keep the sanctuary safe during fire season, and take care of our girls. It…...

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Maia’s Scratching Post (Rana)

Maia and Rana have been spending varying amounts of time together. It seems to vary a lot day to day and week to week, but they each seem to draw comfort in knowing that the other is around and available if needed. They tend to spend more time together in…...

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Maia’s on a Mission

To encourage Lady to explore during the evening hours, we leave small piles of food for her in her yards. Lady is decent at finding her hidden treasures, but she doesn’t follow her nose quite as well as the other girls and often misses a couple. Maia (who does not…...

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Guess Which Elephant!

This is a two-part “Guess Which Elephant” post – because in order to guess the sound, you’ll need to guess the elephant! Hope you’re ready for a challenge! We know some of you have trouble telling the girls apart and want to get better at it. This is a fun…...

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Lady Enjoys a Shower

Lady can now add “taking two baths at the same time” to her growing list of impressive accomplishments. Outside of Stall 1, we have a water trough with a corresponding water source. It’s a dual faucet, and one side is designed for a hose attachment. We use a hose to…...

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