Happy Re-Birthday to a Sophisticated Lady

It’s official. As of today, Lady has officially been at her home at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil for two years. This elephant, who faces incredible challenges, has shown such strength and gratitude for her life here. Though she may require more physical and emotional space to heal than others, she displays a willingness to embrace the world on her own terms. Lady’s relationships continue to evolve and she shows more playfulness and curiosity every day. 

Lady Bug, Miss Lady, or sometimes Bugalicious, is a born explorer. She is a spunky girl with a smile that melts your heart. She requires respect from everyone around her, but gaining her trust feels like an honor. 

This video is a perfect reflection of Lady and of her life at sanctuary. She’s relaxed with the sun setting behind her, grazing in fresh grass, making happy ear flaps, and wearing her trademark “hay hat.” Her face is lovely and there is no hurry to be anywhere else. This is her life and she is making choices that bring her joy. 

Happy Re-Birthday to Lady. Here’s to many more. 

Don’t forget, tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Get ready to pick your teams and give the female African elephants Room to Roam.


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    Nannette Stone says

    Lady, all I can say you stole my heart from day one

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    Debbie Sides says

    So beautiful there she couldn’t be at a better place. Happy rebirthday sweet pea Lady!🎉💚

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    Tammy says

    Wishing you a very Happy Happy Birthday sweet Lady enjoy your special day with those who love and adore you so eat lots of goodies and take extra long naps today you deserve it 😘🐘💞

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    Katie Howard says

    That’s my girl! 🤗 (I love them all but Lady carved out a special soft place in my heart! ❤️)
    Thank you forgiving them the rest of their lives.

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    Catherine Cracknell says

    Happy re-birthday to our Lady!! You look so happy and content in the video…..we love you!

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    Marcia says

    Happy Birthday Lady! I remember her rescue and the team playing “Fast Car” as they passed her container on the way to Sanctuary. It was so touching.

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Such a lovely, happy video! I so love our Lady!

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    Wim says

    Happy rebirthday lovely Lady. You’re connecting continents with an irreplaceable inner light.

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    Carole Kramer says

    Happy Re birth day dear Lady Love! So satisfying to see you relaxed and with your hayhat on! 🐘💖🌟

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    JamesMichael says

    Happy Re-Birthday, Sweet Lady…and what a Bee-You-ti-ful home you have.
    With all my Love – for you – 4ever

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    Alana says

    Happy Birthday to amazing Lady. Continue to grow more lovely each day.

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    Sunny says

    She is so Lady with her hat XD

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    John says

    I like seeing her “friend”, the little dog, nearby. Thank you for providing such a great place to live.

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    Rachel says

    Agree with John – love seeing that friendly dog nearby – and Lady relaxed in her peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Love, love, love what the sanctuary provides for physical and emotional healing for all the creatures who visit or live in its boundaries. Thank you. 💝

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    THIS is a picture of perfection. LadyBug all dressed up in her Lady Hat, casually and peacefully munching lush greenery with a back ground of a tranquil sunset, To top it off a little four legged photo bomber in the picture! Happy Re Birthday Lady! You are so loved for just being you.

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