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Making Time for Everyone

After a recent night feed, the energy coming from all of the girls felt really positive. Everyone seemed pleased to be out and about. Mara seemed to be feeling good that night and was eating well. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were acting particularly sweet. 

Mara, Rana, and Bambi were gathered together out in the far reaches of the habitat, so Lady decided to join us at the barn. We thought it would be a nice occasion to give her some space all to herself, to roam and explore and create a special time that was just for her. We opened up between Yards 4 and 5 for the three girls and Maia, since they are the larger yards – and we opened up Yards 1 through 3 for Lady, which she hasn’t had to herself since Mara experienced her abdominal gas bout. She also seemed light and energized, pleased to have this time to relax and think and feel whatever was on her mind that evening. 

All of our elephants have different personalities and emotional needs. On that evening, it was a treat to see each individual’s personality come out, being exactly who they are.

Lady enjoying the elephant shower

Comments(13)

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    Katie Howard says

    Oh my Lady! Now that is a happy, light girl! 🤗. Thank you for paying such close attention to all the needs of all the girls! ❤️🐘❤️

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    SHEILA says

    OH SWEET ❤️🐘LIL LADY. HAVING A NICE SHOWER BEFORE BED TIME! SHE SURE ENJOYED THIS! REALLY OPENED UP HER MOUTH VERY WIDE IN HAPPINESS👍👍MZ LADY. I PRAY🙏 YOU WILL SOON HAVE A FRIEND TO HANG OUT WITH! 2 LADIES 🐘🐘 ARE COMING SOON SO I HOPE YOU WILL LIKE THEM👍MAYBE❓

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    Carol says

    Loveeeee

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    Audrey says

    Thank you, that was fabulous to see. Lady is so beautiful, great filming, she looks so happy in the shower 🚿

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    Jennifer says

    Oh! How precious is that!!! Daily, I am so moved by the happiness and freedom these former ele-prisoners are enjoying because of you guys. Thank you so much for doing what you do.

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    Julie says

    Lovely! And who they are is so lovely! Lady is so beautiful and just the right size….so cute!

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    Jillyp says

    Oh she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL ♥️♥️♥️
    I love these girls so much. After tweeting this afternoon for STAE it’s wonderful to see Lady so happy and know the great work you’re doing at Sanctuary Brazil ♥️ Humongous thank you. You are making such a difference 🐘🌱 for eles and humans!

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    Margaret says

    What a sweet video! Lady is such a peach and she looks really happy there!

    Hey GSE, with it coming up on 6 months since the fire, would you give us an update on how you guys are doing? Have you been able to get everything fixed and replaced that was fire damaged, or is that still a work in progress? Has the neighborhood around your property recovered, or are you still seeing evidence of the fire? Are there still problems from the fire that you guys have to deal with? Even from afar, we worry about you, and hope things are ok!

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      Kat Blais says

      We are 2/3 of the way through the rain season, and the fires feel like a lifetime ago. Aside from lots of dead trees, you would never know a fire came through here. The pastures look great. Fire can be healing to nature, although it is definitely not something we would look forward to again. I think most everything is fixed, although the wildlife center is not done. We ended up having to take in different wildlife with fire injuries, and it was quicker to repair what had previously existed than start over from scratch, although that is still the plan. Erosion is the one ongoing problem from the fire. With so much of the underbrush gone, when we have big storms, there is nothing holding the water back, so there has been more erosion this season than normal. But we are also having a lot more rain this season, which none of us are complaining about. Thanks for asking. 🙂

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    Andy says

    Just lovely both Lady having a shower and the moments with the other girls. They are truly able to be themselves at sanctuary. You must be so proud. Thank you!

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    bo says

    you can just feel her joy.
    her aura, the expression in her eyes, her body language…
    or at least that is how i read her.
    lovely!

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    jen says

    Does Lady emote vocally very much? I love her joy so much in this! Just curious (after watching the Bambi gets lost in Yard 1 vid again, what a hoot! and so much sound…) if she cuts loose like the Merry 3 seem to do on the reg.

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      Kat Blais says

      she rumbles and trumpets. on occasion she has her little parties of one where she makes other noises as well.

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