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Dinner for Three

Maia & Lady spent some time hanging out along the fence yesterday afternoon. At dinnertime, they were still in the area, so Scott went to feed Maia and Lady near to each other while Shirlei went to feed Rana. Rana, hearing the four-wheelers, decided Shirlei was taking too long to…...

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Cut by Hand. Delivered With Love.

If you look closely at this photo, you’ll notice something interesting about the grass in Lady’s mouth. It’s neatly cut. Even though the elephants graze all day, they still are delighted when we deliver pre-cut grass to them. The grass is always greener on the other side, even with waist-high…...

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We Have a Tractor!

We have a tractor!!! This is exciting for a lot of reasons. One reason is that we desperately need a tractor, and another is because it has been a bit of a saga. Most important information first – it’s shiny red and named Spartacus. 😊 Maybe. Last year we held a fundraiser…...

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The Ever-Shifting Line

When Rana & Lady share space in the mornings, and it’s time to separate them, Rana is usually the one we shift. Caregivers continue to supervise the two whenever they are together, due to Lady’s apprehension. We are still keeping the time relatively short as well, helping ensure the interactions…...

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A Need to Taste Everything

Lady likes to taste pretty much everything – many elephants do, it is why we ensure that all treatments we use (even the bug spray) is non-toxic and safe for mucous membranes. Lady poked her eye on a branch when she was exploring Yard 5 several weeks ago – it…...

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The Watermelon Life Part III: Lady

With all the watermelon posts earlier this week, we didn’t want Lady feeling left out, so here’s a video of her enjoying half of a watermelon. Lady isn’t quite as graceful eating her watermelons as Rana and Maia are. Her lack of grace doesn’t affect her enjoyment of them. She…...

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