Lady

Rana and Lady Spending More Time Together

Rana and Lady are continuing to share space in the mornings. After Rana exits the barn, goes out into the yard, and settles in, we open the area to Lady. Lady is still choosing to walk out into the Yard with Rana daily. It’s going very well. Rana has accepted…...

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Lady’s Morning Treatment Routine

Lady has a pretty set morning treatment routine. At this point, it’s more in-depth than that of our other elephants. Aside from her pre-existing health issues, she is still new to target training, and it has been incorporated into her treatment routine as well. Since Lady’s arrival, her routine has…...

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Brave Lady. Patient Rana. Beaming Humans. ❤️

We wanted to touch base a bit on what happened during the time that Lady and Rana spent together in the first yard yesterday. The live video shows life at the moment, but the girls were together all morning, and a lot went into those few hours. If you didn’t…...

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Lady and Rana Watching One Another

Lady & Rana spent most of yesterday on opposite sides of the fence, watching one another. When they do this, they move around and graze, but are always aware of where the other is and what they are doing, while almost seeming to ignore each other. (Maia doesn’t have the…...

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More Baby Steps for Lady

When Lady first arrived, she wasn’t comfortable with or used to human touch. She preferred not to be touched, and, if we were touching her, she wasn’t relaxed. Captive elephants need to be comfortable with humans touching them everywhere. You never know when or where a health problem will pop…...

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Lady’s Baby Steps That Are Really Giant Leaps

Lady is starting to understand the “big picture” of target training. Simplistically, target training is the process of teaching her to touch a specific part of her body to a target. This morning, we used the “target pole” (which looks a lot like a giant q-tip) to ask for her…...

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