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Lady ‘Shines Bright Like a Diamond’

Lady in Yard 5

Lady spent a few weeks near the barn, enjoying her jacuzzi foot soaks and extra attention. Eventually, we will build a second jacuzzi foot soak area in Yard 4. For now, that luxury is only available at the barn, and she has been taking advantage of the option daily.

We opened up Yard 5 to her, and she happily—and quickly—headed off. Within an hour, she was across the creek in the back of Yard 5, and she has been there since. She has been loving life and hanging out in the bushes, looking delighted. She is glowing, or as caretaker Shirlei says, “shining bright like a diamond.”

Photo of Lady in Yard 5.

Comments(23)

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    Nannette Stone says

    She must really enjoy her jacuzzi foot soaks, they must feel heavenly to her. I just love Lady

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    Nancy J Shaw says

    This gave me a BIG Smile. Thank you

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    Kelejan says

    She is also like a diamond in all our lives and I am sure every supporter will agree with me. In fact every elephant there and all the humans bring light into our lives. Thank as always for what you do and we love you for it.

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    Carol says

    👍🏻👏🏻🎆🥰

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    John says

    Wow, such joy reading these words. You folks should have a special place reserved in heaven for y’all. What a wonderful story the sanctuary has become. And thanks for all the wonder and amazement and yes, joy, that you provide to your followers.

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    Katie Howard says

    That’s my girl! She looks really wonderful 😊. Sanctuary life, on her terms!

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    Alana says

    She’s glowing! Great news!

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    Julie says

    Precious Lady…so happy for you!

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    Barb says

    Lady is indeed a jewel! Love the girls!

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    Jillyp says

    That’s so lovely it brought a tear to my eye 🌸 Thank you for giving her the chance to shine 💜🐘🌟

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    Beji says

    Shine on Lady! Wish I could join you for those jacuzzi foot soaks. Lucky Lady!

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    Debbie Sides says

    She’s a happy little girl and we love her!

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    SHEILA says

    OH I’LL BET LIL MZ LADY GOT SPOILED VERY WELL BY SHIRLIE👍 I THINK LADY DOES NEED ALOT OF HUMAN LIVE TALK❤️TOUCH AND NICE TREATS! SHE HAD SUCH A ROTTEN EVIL CAREGIVER AT ZOO+CIRCUS FOR SO MANY YEARS WHO NEGLECTED HER DAILY DIET! AND STALL CLEANING SO HER FEET DETERIORATED BADLY! IM SO SO THANKFUL GOVT OF BRAZIL GAVE HER GE BRAZIL! WHAT A PRECIOUS LIL 🐘 LADY SHE IS!!. IM SURE SHIRLIE POLISHED HER UP ALOT WITH SHOWERS! AND FOOT SOAKS AND TREATS AND LOVE‼️ I CAN SEE LADYS BRIGHTNESS IN HER FACE⭐️! I DO THINK LADY IS REALIZING SHE IS ALLOWED TO BE WITH OTHER SISTERS AND THAT EVERYONE GETS ONLY GOOD 🍉🥭🍌FOOD TREATS ! GOOD MEDICAL CARE IF NEEDED AND MOST OF ALL FREEDOM TO LIVE IN PARADISE🙏👍. THANK YOU 😍ALL FOR POLISHING UP MZ LADYS SPIRIT👍

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    Carey says

    How lovely to hear this, it’s so good to know that Lady can be alone as she chooses, that there is enough space for her. She might never want to be a close herd member, but surely she likes knowing her species is there, maybe in a year or so she will shining so bright she will be able to leave her fear behind.

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    Wim says

    Lady the jewel in the sanctuary crown. You amaze me day in day out. Bless you forever.
    🙏🐘

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    Carrie says

    You be you Lady!!!! Love that you are so independent!

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    FRANCINE FORD says

    Beautiful Ms Lady Bug! What a lucky gurl you are these days. I would give anything for a medicated foot soak. To say you are spoiled would be an understatement. To say that’s all deserving for you is the TRUTH! Enjoy SANCTUARY Lovely Lady! Keep shining!
    ❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘

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    Sallie says

    What a lovely description of Lady! She arrived as “a diamond in the rough”, but with great potential and surrounded with LOVE . . . Keep it going, Beautiful Lady!

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    Rosie P says

    Lady is a diamond and a bright star. Bless her, she has taken advantage of the pampering and knows it’s good for her and her poor feet. Now she feels the need to explore. Wander and prosper, sweet girl, we love hearing about you.

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    Andrew Pearson says

    Great to hear the news about Lady such a beautiful lovely Elephant. one day I would love too visit and see all the Elephants in their Sanctuary.

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    Sherry says

    Lady Sparkles! She makes me smile.
    Thank you

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    LadyBug you look ma-va-lous!! Sanctuary becomes you, and I hope you know somehow how much your progress means to so many people. 🐘♥️

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    Elke Riesterer says

    I absolutely love all the posts, all the unfolding of the eles personalities, the individual breakthroughs, the bloosoming relationships between the elephants and on and on. Lady indeed sparkels bright and our hearts sparkle with her. 💓💥😍

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