Elephant Diary

Rana’s Permanent Smile

Rana’s energy seems exceedingly positive lately. No matter how often we see her throughout the week, she appears to be in a relaxed and lively mood. This has been going on for several weeks now and shows no signs of stopping. Her interactions with her sisters, Mara and Bambi, also…...

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Argentina Elephant Update and How You Can Help!

Many of you know that almost all elephant rescues have hurdles to overcome, and the Argentinian elephants have faced their fair share. We never know exactly what path an elephant transfer will take, and that requires us to be flexible and determined. Today, we are working to overcome an unexpected…...

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Lady’s Continued Daily Wanderings

Lady’s explorations of the remote areas of Yard 5 have continued, but on more of a daily cycle. Where she once spent a few days at the barn, then a few days away, she is now making full rounds of the space within the span of a single 24-hour period. …...

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Bambi Leads More Nighttime Parties

We’ve talked about the raucous parties that Bambi, Mara, and Rana have been throwing at nighttime, always seeming to be instigated by Bambi.       The three of them often begin around 10pm and go for a couple of minutes until everyone is awake and rumbly. ...

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Maia Holds Hands

Maia is well known to be the sanctuary’s resident sleepyhead. She will fall asleep after meals, during foot treatments, or basically any time she wants a nap. Maia has also been known to like some affection when she’s sleepy and will push her stomach through the horizontal fence posts when…...

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Maia is Becoming More Interactive

Maia has been much more interactive with Bambi, Mara, and Rana lately. She seems to have little hesitation when it comes to moving close to the group – even Bambi, who she has kept the most distance from in the past. We have seen her eating breakfast about two fence…...

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