Foot Soaks for Rana


Back to one of our other lovely ladies, Rana. Rana also arrived with foot issues that had remained untreated for years before her arrival to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. First, we needed to train her through positive reinforcement training to present her feet and allow us to file and work on them. Once we were able to trim, it allowed us to see more of her issues.

We are starting foot soaks with Rana, and as with pretty much everything, she is stellar. This is only the second time she has put her foot in a bucket, but this time we filled it up and had her stay for 20 minutes. As you can see, the front of the chute is open, so if she wanted to, she could walk into the habitat, away from all of us and her bucket.

Her foot soaks will be medicated, and we will use different methods to try to get the medicines/herbs/soaks to penetrate deeper within her foot. Like Ramba, her feet will never heal 100%, but they will improve, and then we can maintain them at a healthy level. Nature helps with that, the exploring, varied substrates, water and mud, using their feet to cut grass roots and dig, will create natural wear that will play a significant role in improving their overall condition. They will still need human intervention, but the longer they are the sanctuary, the less medical care their feet generally need. And now Ramba will have a foot soak buddy. 

October 28, 2019


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  1. REPLY
    Debbie Sides says

    Rana is such a sweetheart! Love tge Rana bug! Enjoy your foot soak sweet pea?

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    Sheila says

    AAAHH RANA. ?YES. U R A VERY LOVELY LADY??❤️? Perhaps RANA has seen MAIA and GUIDA get foot soaks. In RANA time at Sanctuary, think RANA is going to lead RAMBA into the foot soaking Too??Won’t The foot soaking with RAMBA and RANA Will be an awesome Event! I hope and Pray? the LADIES?? WILL CHATTER IT UP AND BOOK IN together for their “PEDICURES”??‼️

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    Carey says

    I guess a double foot spa is out of the question? Ha! It would interest me greatly to see before and after pics of the Ladies feet, and the progression to “weller” feet if poss for you to do sometime? If you can 🙂 Everything is happening so quickly with Ramba, amazing

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    Carey says

    sorry thats Rana, grey matter a bit slow! Looking very lovely, and tall, and interested and content…

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    Sherry says

    Foot soaks, good for everyone!

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