Happy Lady Out in Yard 5


Lady recently went across the creek in Yard 5, which is an area she hasn’t been in since shortly after her arrival.

During the day, she’s been spending time in the vicinity of the 5B water trough, while at night she is wandering further towards the back of the yard. We periodically see her bathing herself at the trough, looking bright-eyed and quite pleased with herself. We’ve been doing her treatment along the fence in that area. The first morning we did it there, she rumbled at least 6-7 times within the first two minutes of foot care.

Photo of a happy, happy Lady.

September 3, 2020

Asian habitat map rev6



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    Nancy Shaw says

    That’s Fabulous !! She looks so happy! I”m sure she does NOT miss the fireworks with all the noise!!

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    Bo says

    …and the award of owning the smile of happiness goes to…

    Miss Lady!!!

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    arie says

    a wonderful relaxing day at the wellness-with-pedicure ?❤️

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    Wim says

    Well when The Lady’s smiling we can only join this magnificent treasure. It’s a pleasure to watch her happiness. So wonderful she’s feeling good. ???

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    Shirley Taylor says

    If I rumble and squeak will you look after me now I am in my dotage. What a lucky girl lady and the others are having you to look after them. I am very happy for them and I am sure you love them all as much if not more then we do. I have my bag packed just waiting for the lorry to transport me haha!! xx every day i look for your news of the beautiful girls. xx

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      Tammy Nelson says

      Good for her ???

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    Christine Strickling says

    Lady has the cutest smile.

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    Susan says

    Totally grinning!!! ? Thank you again for the map, I love looking at it! ???? I was curious as to your thoughts about who will go where in the yards once Bambi arrives, or if you have to wait and decide that more as you go along? Thank you, as always, for all that you share with us. ❤️?❤️?❤️

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      EleComposer says

      Hi Susan, this FAQ may answer your question:

      When will she meet the other elephants?

      As always, we mostly leave that up to the elephant. We expect Bambi to arrive at ESB in the evening. We will unload her immediately, and she will stay in the open-air barn by herself for the night. Elephants arriving at sanctuary will usually dust first, because they feel dirty from being on the road, followed by a drink or bath, and then take a nap.

      In the morning, Bambi will determine her next steps. We may have one elephant come up to the opposite side of the fence, careful not to overwhelm her. The new elephant’s experience is completely customized; everything functions on her time—no expectations, no set schedules. Because Bambi is blind in one eye, she may need a little more time to feel comfortable and confident around the other elephants, but that is okay. We will let her determine how introductions progress.

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    Sol says

    That’s a very happy Lady XD

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    Sheila says

    Oh lil lady u r a sweet❤️??. Nice u r so comfortable but it would be so great if u grew friendlier sweet??lady! I hope it turns out u either have met bambie or desire to be her friend‼️how wonderful it would be for lady and bambi or. Maia and bambi? will be very exciting‼️‼️

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Lucky Lady Bug relishing her freedom and peace. I cannot wait to see how Bambi and the girls interact. Just maybe Maia will have a new bestie.?♥️?♥️

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    Sallie says

    Look at that smile! You lucky lady! Ya got it all at global sanctuary for elephants! Tell your friends! You all deserve such a wonderful life!

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    Bertica Valdes Suarez says

    How high does the water come up in the stream in Yard 5? to Lady’s ankles? Her legs look toned, and her face so content! Thank you so much for all your work.

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      Kat Blais says

      Right now? probably. During the rainy season, the water levels get much higher. Most of the time there are areas we can drive the four-wheeler through, but after some storms, we cannot. At least for a few hours. Lady has changed so much since we’ve known her, and it’s wonderful. We are privileged to be able to do this work. 🙂

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    Rosie P says

    Our precious girl is looking very upbeat. Hopefully her visits to Yard 5 mean that she is at ease and comfortable enough to do a little exploring. She seems content and safe in her little world and so good to know she rumbles during treatment! I think she understands that the humans at GSB are there to help her and she actually enjoys having her feet attended to.

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    Carey says

    Camera worth it’s weight in gold with all these sightings and behaviour s,and Lady quietly me do g her soul quietly and in her own time.

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