Elephant Diary

Lady Splashes, Dusts, and Scratches in the Rain

If anyone questions whether Lady loves the rain as much as the other elephants do, the answer is an unequivocal yes. She celebrates a downpour with a great deal of spirit and, as we all know, she loves to play in the water. ...

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Ani Birds Follow the Elephants

Ani are a type of bird from the cuckoo family, and they are prevalent around the sanctuary this time of year. There are bugs galore due to the amount of rain we are getting, much to the dismay of the humans and the elephants. However, ani LOVE bugs and are…...

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Guille Plays In the Rain

We’ve had a number of really nice rain storms lately which, as you know, make the elephants happy. Rain means mud and mud can often bring out silly behavior in the girls. That was the case on this day with Guillermina. ...

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Guillermina Adjusts to Footwork

Guillermina and Maia have similar energies in many ways including, as we are finding out, during foot care sessions. Maia is well known for her sleepy demeanor during footwork and it seems that Guille is starting to approach her mani/pedi time with the same attitude. ...

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Lady Shares a Neighboring Yard With Maia

Recently, Lady decided she wanted to move from the more dense environment of Yard 5 into Yard 1, near the barn. When she arrived, Maia was grazing in the neighboring yard. Scott thought it might be a good time to do foot soaks with Lady, so he checked to see…...

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Monday Morning With the Powerpuff Girls

Humans aren’t always fans of Monday mornings. For some, it can mean a dreaded trip back to work or an extra-sleepy early alarm. Elephants, however, seem to have a different concept of Mondays, so they have no problem starting the week off with a little extra silliness....

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