Female Asian Barn

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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Maia’s Dinner

We like to make sure each of our elephant residents receives equal time in the limelight because they are all equally perfect. And we know everyone has an elephant they resonate more with. It’s always a bit of a challenge to write regular posts about Maia because, well, she’s Maia.…...

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Update on Rana’s Eye

It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on Rana’s eye. It is showing substantial but slow improvement. For those who don’t know, Rana developed a papilloma on her left eyelid several months ago. It’s the “white thing” near her eye that is noticeable in many photos (you can…...

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Lady’s Dirt Upgrade

About a year ago, the maintenance team was working on an area of the sanctuary and found some nice looking dirt. (Did you know working with elephants helps you develop an appreciation for dirt? 😆). The team used the “scooper” of the backhoe to save it and made a nice pile…...

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Lady’s Out-of-Order Morning

Lady usually enters the barn in the mornings and waits for breakfast. The other morning, she came into her stall, turned around, and went into the chute. She put her feet in the empty jacuzzis and looked expectantly at her humans. She was ready to go – it was her…...

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More Rana Bath and Treat Photos

Since many of you loved Rana’s photo from yesterday, we decided to give you more of a look at what the group of photos looked like. So you know, Rana is always incredibly respectful, never touched the phone, but was interested to see if there was anything edible that went…...

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