Bambi: A Before and After

As most of you know, elephants arrive at sanctuary with numerous physical and emotional compromises. Their beauty and miraculous healing sometimes makes people forget the trauma experienced in captivity.  Bambi…

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Early Dinner: The Girls Say No

Things in life rarely go as planned. At sanctuary, you have to be even more flexible than in “real life.” We do our best to plan and prepare for anything,…

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Maia Likes a Good Nap

Maia recently came in the medical chute for some footwork on her front feet. Her need for foot trimming is minimal at this point, but we still do maintenance on…

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Night Feeds and Old Friends

Mara is eating substantially faster lately, compared to the days when she was feeling more discomfort. For a while, she came back to the barn most evenings for her night…

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An Apple a Day? Not For Mara

In over 30 years of working with elephants, we have never known an elephant as picky as Mara. During a recent meal, she began checking her whole apples for medicine. We…

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