Lady

Lady’s Hiatus in Yard 4

  Lady is getting a bit of a break from her daily footwork. This hiatus will allow her pads to harden and give her time away from being asked to do anything. We are taking advantage of this time to provide Lady with a chance to wander around Yard 4…...

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Lady Chooses Both

Sometimes, life is hard. Other times, life is easy. Sometimes, even when life is easy, you’re faced with hard decisions – like, should I graze or should I enjoy a bath? Thankfully, here at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, that’s a choice the elephants don’t need to make. Enjoy this video of…...

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Grateful for Her Growth. Every Single Day.

We’ve briefly mentioned it a few times, but we wanted to dedicate an entire post to Lady’s emotional growth. Talking about emotional milestones are different because they are not tangible wins. Something like touching Lady’s foot for the first time, or her learning a new behavior, is a precise moment.…...

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That Big-Eyed Lady Look

Our human team has been working hard to train Lady to present her feet for medically necessary footwork. It’s beginning to feel a little repetitive to just ask for her feet over and over again, but we also know that repetition is what solidifies the behavior and she isn’t 100%…...

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It’s Over When I Say It’s Over

Lady is a character. She’s only been at Sanctuary for a few months, so she is still figuring out who she is. We can see Lady growing into more of herself as she feels more comfortable and learns who she is for the first time. We are continuing to fall…...

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The Next Step for Lady: Footwork Tools

There are a handful of tools used to work on an elephant’s foot – like a rasp, a hoof knife (not as scary as it sounds!), and a router. These are mostly farrier tools, meant for horse hooves, that work well on the nails and pads of an elephant’s feet.…...

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