Blogs

Lady Explores and Flourishes

Lady spends much of her time in Yards 1, 2, and 3. Those are the smaller yards and closer to the barn, so she does not spend much time in Yards 4 and 5, which are the big yards. Some of the reasoning behind keeping her in the smaller yards…...

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Doctor Trish Arrives for a Closer Look

Doctor Trish, our US veterinarian, is here and has been taking time to reacquaint herself with everyone. She has years of elephant experience and she is one of the vets we consult with whenever there is a medical issue we want an outside opinion on. Her observations bring a perspective…...

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Video: Mara, Bambi, and Rana Walk to Dinner

We all know that dinnertime is important to Mara – and she and Bambi (and sometimes Rana) trek to the barn for their evening meal. Before a recent feeding, Scott went out to see if the girls were headed toward the barn and found all three together and on their…...

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Lady’s Ongoing Foot Problems and Treatment Updates

Many of you know of Lady’s foot troubles, but for those who don’t, we thought it would be helpful to share some information about what she faces daily and a little bit about some of the treatments we currently use to ease her discomfort.  In the wild, elephants are constantly…...

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Listen Up – Mara Wants Her Water Now

Mara is an absolute character. We have a spring-fed creek and several water troughs available throughout the habitat for the elephants to drink from. Rana prefers drinking out the troughs (which are emptied, scrubbed, and refilled daily). Maia and Lady are also fine drinking from the troughs, but Bambi and…...

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EleFact Friday: The Multi-Functional Elephant Tail

Elephants are anatomically equipped with built-in tools on their bodies to help them navigate through day-to-day life. We’ve talked about the power of trunks and how they are used for both tactile and sensory reasons, but today we’ll be diving into the functionality of their tails. ...

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