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Subtle But Significant

I was trying to put together a video from this morning, but I should have known better than to think there would be time. Friday is delivery day- elephant produce, tapir food, human groceries (remember, the store is 1.5 hours away) and today we had some steel for the African…...

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Deflated Trumpets and Pops

  Volume up!! This morning, since the girls were by the barn, Rana was brought in for her regular treatment, and Maia and Guida came in for footwork. We always separate whoever goes first, so we can safely move around all sides of them while working. Maia and Guida were…...

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Our Grazing Asians

Guida (left) and Maia (right) sharing palms. Although Asian elephants do not eat the same thickness of branches as African elephants do, they will eat the stalks of pretty sizeable palms. When they do eat the thick stalks, they generally use their trunks and feet to split them down the…...

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Cute Ladies This Morning

Ok, so this kind of close up makes it a little harder to identify who it is. There’s still one thing that gives her away. Let’s see if you can tell. PS- don’t feel bad if you can’t, our own staff members double check on elephant IDs for photos. It’s…...

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Maia & Guida and Their Palms

  Though there are videos of the girls playing, swimming and socializing, a big part of sanctuary is this. Simply elephants being elephants. This may not be exciting to some, but we find it mesmerizing to watch them relax, eat and graze. Palms can be found throughout the property, but…...

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Three Lovely Ladies Hanging Out Together

Our three lovely ladies hanging out together. Guida up front, Rana on the right, Maia on the left. When the girls were heading out towards the pond, Rana was in the lead. She noticed this and got wide-eyes, looking around with a combination of excitement and also as if to…...

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