Elephant Diary

Bambi Is a Noisy Drinker

It seems that while Rana was having a quiet morning moment with her sister, Bambi was just behind being very… Bambi. She started the day in her typical style, having a very noisy time drinking from the waterers Scott installed throughout the habitat last year. She joyously drinks her fill…...

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To Party or To Snack? Maybe Both.

As a rule, we drive the 4-wheelers throughout the sanctuary without going directly into the habitats, for safety reasons. But sometimes we decide to drive into the habitat to take care of smaller tasks, just so the elephants won’t be confused if we need to get inside the fences, in…...

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Rana Sniffs Out Maia Upon Her Return

Maia recently decided she wanted to spend a little time on her own, wandering Yard 5 for a bit. She had been showing up fairly regularly to meet Bambi, Mara, and Rana for breakfast, but then opted for some quiet days to herself.  In the past week, Maia started stopping…...

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Mara Makes Footwork Exciting

As we are in the rainy season process of doing footwork on all of the elephants at sanctuary, we had a good session with Mara a few days ago. We also got a funny reminder of just how smart elephants can be, especially when it comes to food.  Normally, when…...

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Ingo and Maia Work Together

In this video, you can see Ingo doing footwork on Maia. On Maia’s first day of footwork, Ingo shadowed Scott to see how we do things and observe how the elephants reacted to his presence and his energy. So far, everything has been positive in that area. On Ingo’s second…...

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Lady’s Satisfying Scratch

Several weeks ago, we shared a video of Lady at the “Itchy-Scratchy Tree,” having a great time. She recently stopped by the tree for another few moments, to scratch just the right spot. We giggled watching this video, because I think we all know that feeling of relief when you…...

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