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Bobbing for Apples

Sometimes, we cut apples into smaller pieces and put then in the water troughs around the habitat. This way, when an elephant comes to drink, they’ll find a little bobbing snack. In many parts of the world (including the US), this task is frequently a party game for humans in…...

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Mara’s Squish Face

When Mara first arrived, she preferred water from the garden hose rather than the water trough. This preference seems to be shifting because now, when we offer her the hose, she only drinks a few trunkfuls at a time. This shows us she is drinking more from the spring-fed creek…...

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My Chute. Your Chute.

Our post earlier this week mentioned Rana being in a chute to receive foot care, which left many of you asking how we separate Mara and Rana. Like anything new, it’s a learning curve, but now that they understand the process, it goes smoothly. All of the elephants at the…...

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Sharing Spaces

Lady is continuing to share space with Rana and Mara at times. They are spending overnights together in the habitat as well, and everything is going well. Lady seems relaxed in general. When we see them come across each other in the habitat, she will usually stop and watch Rana…...

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Rana the Nurturer

Rana has a bit of a reputation for being our most social elephant. She is the unofficial welcoming committee of the sanctuary and is usually the first to meet our new arrivals. Her calm demeanor and willingness to adjust to another elephant’s needs make her perfect for this. Despite having…...

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Some Footwork for Maia, Too

In addition to Rana, we recently did some touch-up footwork on Maia as well. Maia receives the least frequent footwork out of all of our elephants. Not only is she our speediest elephant, but she explores more than anyone else here and uses her feet for frequent digging up of…...

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