Elephants Connection to the Land

People frequently ask how the elephants know to eat off the land and provide for themselves. We have been asked this by zoo officials, zookeepers, and laypeople alike. They worry…

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The Pond, Some Palms, and a Bath

After spending the morning in the pond, Maia got out for a brief break to enjoy a snack pile that Kat left her – some palm fronds and a small…

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I’m Sleepy. I’m Happy.

This is Rana’s “I’m sleepy, I’m happy, the sun feels good, and I might fall asleep” face, which is a common sentiment among the animals here lately. Routines are slowly…

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That Big-Eyed Lady Look

Our human team has been working hard to train Lady to present her feet for medically necessary footwork. It’s beginning to feel a little repetitive to just ask for her…

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It’s Over When I Say It’s Over

Lady is a character. She’s only been at Sanctuary for a few months, so she is still figuring out who she is. We can see Lady growing into more of…

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