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Lady and her grass

Lady enjoys spending time in Yard 4, sharing space with Mara and Rana. After a few days of sharing space, she generally looked tired and would head back to the barn for her alone time.  A few days later, looking rested, Lady would go back out into the larger yards and repeat the cycle.  She has followed this pattern for months.

This habit changed when Mara and Rana started spending most of their time close to the barn.  With this shift, Lady has headed out into Yard 4 and stayed.  Even now that Mara and Rana are going into Yard 4 some days and nights, Lady is still very content out there and, like Maia, has shown no interest in returning to the barn.

Out of all of our elephants, Lady is the one who appreciates grass the most. She searches out the youngest, most perfect grass she can find.  Many of you know the story of when she escaped her enclosure at the zoo – they found her about 10 yards away, grazing.  It seems grass has always been her preference. All of our elephants love hay (it’s like candy, apparently), but Lady will toss her hay aside to eat the grass underneath it. She just really loves grass.

The fire burned across the creek in both Yard 4 & Yard 5. Like Maia, Lady has discovered the fresh grass that has regrown in the burned area across the creek. She doesn’t spend all of her time across the creek; she is still regularly near the pond as well.  Still, she is seemingly quite enamored with the young grass right now.

We are at the point in the rainy season when the grass is quite nice everywhere, and this means Lady is also at the point in the rainy season when she is wearing quite a few hay hats.

Comments(21)

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    Joy Taylor says

    Lady is quite the “lady”. Only the best for her. Such sweetness.

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    Rachel says

    Love Ms. Lady – such a gentle soul. Love her hats too 😉

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    Lolita says

    Hello My Beautiful Lady! We’re So Much Alike – Aloneness Is Not Loneliness; It Is Pure Intelligence! Enjoy Your Young Nutritious Grass❣️🤔🤭🤫🙃😊😘

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    Julie says

    Your hat is so becoming, young Lady! 😁. Almost as nice as your smile!! ❤️

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    Debbie Sides says

    The hay frocks are so cute!

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    Raven says

    Little Lady … such a stylish gal ♥️

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    Carrie says

    I love Lady so much!

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    Terry says

    My Goodness, she is so beyond precious!!!!

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    Linda says

    It is so wonderful that these elephants have this time in sanctuary to just relax, eat, nap in the sun…. as you have often put it ‘to just BE’. I often find myself looking at the photos you put up, at their faces and their eyes and I get a bit teary eyed for them and for all the ones that never get to be here. It doesn’t matter if they choose to hang with others, or by themselves with the knowledge that others are nearby. Nothing matters, but the grass and the sun, the pond and the mud wallow plus the goodies and care their loving humans bring them. Perfect.

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    Nancy Shaw says

    : ) : )

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    Bo says

    The grass is always greener on the other side…

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    Sallie says

    Dear Lady, you know how to adjust your speed in seeking your sources for yummy young green grasses . . . You have all the time in the world, so pace yourself and do as your heart tells you . . .

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    Bo says

    …the green green grass of home.

    because she is home, aren’t you, dear Lady!

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    Kelejan says

    New grass always has more nutrition than older grass. I think that is why most babies are born in the spring.

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    Rosie P says

    Lady does her own thing in her time. I love to hear how she seeks out the fresh grasses. She is free to do as she wishes and it’s great to know that she has that freedom now. She so deserves it as do they all.
    Great photo of the precious angel with a “new” hairstyle!

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    SHEILA says

    OH DEAR LADY!! U R SUCH A SOLITARY LONER!!! I WISH U WOULD JUST GIVE THE LADIES A CHANCE TO REALLY GET TO KNOW U! I HOPE U R NOT DITCHING YOUR FEET TREATMENTS MZ LADY🐘❗️ YES I GUESS SHE ENJOYS THE GRASS UNDER THE HAY! LIKELY TRIGGERED BY MEMORIES OF VERY MOULDY HAY SHE WAS GIVEN IN HER FORMER LIFE ABUSE PLACES! SANCTUARY HAS THE ULTRA 😍👍BEST HAY AND IM SURE SHE EATS IT BUT HER MEMORY HABIT TO REJECT THE HAY PREVAILS! POOR LADY IS MISSING OUT ON MAN Y THINGS IT MAKES ME 😔SAD FORMERLY SHE HAD SUCH A POOR QUALITY LIFE, FEET ROTTING! MOULDY HAY, ABUSE BY HUMANS AND OTHER ELEPHANTS😭. MY GOD SO MUCH INJUSTICE TO DEAR LADY😩 I ALSO KNOW LADY IS SO WELL TAKEN CARE OF THE LAST YEAR AT SANCTUARY! U FOLKS R ANGELS😇 TO HER❗️I PRAY SHE WILL ACCEPT THE LADIES LOVE SOON!!

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    Laura says

    Love these posts.
    Q: Are hay hats an ingrained behaviour or a quirk?

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      Kat Blais says

      It’s a natural response to bugs. In the wild, they throw things on their backs and head as well, just not hay. 😉

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    Shannon McKay says

    No one rocks a hay hat like Lady 🙂

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    Sunny says

    I love that face!

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    Sherry says

    Lady Grass Elephant, that is your name.❤️

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