Elephant Diary

Maia Enjoys the Fresh Grass

Earlier this week, while Lady was spending time near Bambi, Mara, and Rana, Maia was in the same yard as the “Powerpuff Girls,” but on the other side of the creek – happily grazing.  In this video that Scott recorded, you can actually hear Maia ripping the grass from the…...

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Lady Walks Near the Three Girls

Bambi, Rana, and Mara have been near the barn for a couple of days, which is not the norm lately. They stayed in Yard 1 all day, though they had access to Yard 5 (which is adjacent), but seemed happy to stay where they were. Their energy was calm and…...

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Know Your Elephants: Identifying Rana

Following last week’s “Know Your Elephant” post, this week we’re going to talk a little about Rana. Every elephant has her own special features that you can use as identification. Unless you see each individual every day, it can be tricky to tell one elephant from another.  Once you start…...

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Lady Spends Time in Yard 4

A few days ago, Bambi, Mara, and Rana came close to the barn, which they almost never do anymore. We took advantage of their location and shifted all three over into Yard 5, so they would have some new terrain to wander. Maia was hanging out in the back of…...

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Rana’s Nose: Up Close and Personal

We often joke that when the elephants at sanctuary hear the 4-wheeler coming near, they get as excited as a child when they hear the ice cream truck: they know there’s a chance that goodies might be on the way. Rana, Bambi, and Mara have been spending time in Yard…...

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Maia Shows Many Aspects of Her Personality – All In One Morning

Because Ingo is still getting used to the needs and personality traits of each of the elephants, and because he seems to enjoy footwork, we have been dedicating time to each girl’s feet over the past few weeks. Of course, it is still the rainy season – the best time…...

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