Lady

Caregiver Training and Mateus’ Growth

Training to become an elephant caregiver is a slow and intricate process. You have to commit to learning practices that are specific to elephants and you also have to be willing to watch, listen, and allow yourself to be vulnerable with the elephants in order to be attuned to their…...

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Lady’s Deep Connection to the World

Lady has had a much softer vibe surrounding her lately.  She also appears calmer and has been gentler in interactions with others, and is more engaged and connected to us during treatments.  For instance, Kat has been the primary person to administer foot treatments to Lady out in the habitat.…...

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A Typical Day in the Life of a Sanctuary Elephant

If you were to ask for a simple description of an elephant’s day here at sanctuary, you might get a joking answer like: nap, eat, chat, poop, nap, eat, play, poop, etc. But, of course, there’s a little more to it than that… sometimes.  As the sun comes up, our…...

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Decades Later, Trauma Lingers

Elephants have demonstrated for hundreds of years how intelligent and emotionally empathic they are. In the wild, they have strong ties to one another and deep relationships that can last a lifetime. Those who are captured from their natural homes for a life in captivity lose those relationships that are…...

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Determined Lady Crosses the Creek

As we mentioned, Lady has been exploring more of Yard 5, which seems to have boosted her confidence and improved her mental and physical health. Her feet look a bit better since she’s been walking more, as it has been increasing her circulation and blood flow. Though she moves around…...

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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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