This is the video that Scott mentioned in the previous post and video from earlier today. Claire was kind enough to quickly edit a video so you can see the time-lapse version of it all. Ramba and Rana were already inside for breakfast, Rana is staying close because of Lady and Ramba stays with her for the most part. We brought them inside to see if Lady would feel more comfortable.
Lady was still in the habitat and Scott went out to see if she would come up into the barn for breakfast. She could see they were in there, but she chose to follow and go inside. We had Rana eat in the chute so that only one elephant would be connected to Lady’s stall, hoping that would be easier. And since she seems most comfortable with Ramba, we left her inside. The rest you can see. She stayed for a bit and then decided she was done. Ramba didn’t reach out or do anything to cause concern for Lady, she simply seems to reach a limit and decides to go.
Scott then brought Lady’s breakfast to her outside, so she could eat where she was comfortable. It’s good for her to be brave and get closer, but we aren’t going to force things. She’ll get there at her own pace.