The day is a little hectic, not the elephant part, the human element. So we’ll share a quick photo of Ramba with her first substantial hay hat at the sanctuary. This one was eaten by Maia fairly rapidly. I guess when they get to a nice size, they’re too hard to resist.
In some of the photos, Ramba is going to look very dark. This is because they are taken shortly after she is bathed. Because of all of her ingrown hairs and dead skin, we are giving her a daily bath to be able to see her skin, then applying a soothing herbal spray, allowing it to dry and then a coating of natural bug spray. She seems to appreciate her baths and the routine and is much less itchy scratchy after. This will be adjusted as her needs change, but for now, it is all part of trying to get her skin to a healthy place.
Don’t worry, it isn’t very long before she is coated in another fresh layer of mud.
October 31, 2019