Female Asian Barn

Have a Treat for Me?

The rainy season is starting to come to a close, so we are in the magical time of year when everything is still super lush and green, but the skies are bright blue. It’s unbelievably gorgeous.  Rather than seeking out shade, Rana has been spending a lot of time in…...

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The Ever-Shifting Line

When Rana & Lady share space in the mornings, and it’s time to separate them, Rana is usually the one we shift. Caregivers continue to supervise the two whenever they are together, due to Lady’s apprehension. We are still keeping the time relatively short as well, helping ensure the interactions…...

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A Need to Taste Everything

Lady likes to taste pretty much everything – many elephants do, it is why we ensure that all treatments we use (even the bug spray) is non-toxic and safe for mucous membranes. Lady poked her eye on a branch when she was exploring Yard 5 several weeks ago – it…...

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A Sleepy Less Compliant Maia

Sometimes, a sleepy Maia is a little less compliant. Maia spends a lot of time in the ponds. Shirlei was recently out feeding the girls breakfast and found Maia in the pond. If mornings start out warm, Maia can be found going for a dip, so it wasn’t surprising or…...

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Rain = Mud

Rain=Mud. Lady loves rain and mud. You can imagine how much we laughed when it started raining the other day, and Lady marched over to the ….sandpile? We can never begin to guess why she made that choice when the mud wallow was so close to her. But to each…...

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Rana and the Itchy Scratchy Tree

Maia headed to the barn the other day around lunchtime, which is around the time Rana and Lady are separated for the afternoon most days. We were about to put down hay in Yard 4 for Rana when Maia popped up. We stopped to let them greet each other before…...

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