caregiver

Guille’s Bum Enters the Picture

Here, Rana, Mara, and Bambi were all standing at the mud wallow having a lovely time. Caregiver Tina decided to film them at just about the same time that Guillermina wanted to take a quick stroll. Guille didn’t seem to notice Tina standing near, so she didn’t move into the…...

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From Nicole: Caregivers Who Communicate

Visiting caregiver Nicole has been working with our staff in her time here at sanctuary, using her experience to create conversations about not only efficiency in working with elephants, but also communication amongst the staff. Here, she explains:...

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From Nicole: A Game of Hide and Seek

We once again have visiting caregiver Nicole here at the sanctuary. She relates here a story of driving on the 4-wheeler, trying to put eyes on all of the elephants, and finding a certain someone in the trees, perhaps being a little cheeky with her. ...

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EleFact Friday: What It Takes To Be a Caregiver

We often receive questions about our caregiving staff and what qualifications they have that have led them to careers with elephants. Or maybe you’re interested in working with elephants at some point in your life and aren’t sure where to start. For today’s EleFact, we’ll give you some insight into…...

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More Caregiver Interactions With Rana

We’ve talked before about Rana building relationships with caregivers and how she tends to test them to see how present they will be during interactions. Truth be told, Scott and Kat have never been subject to this, but all other caregivers have trials she seems to put them through....

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Caregivers Learning From Rana

Though Rana can be near-angelic at times, introducing her to a new caregiver isn’t always simple. If you’re clear with her and mentally and emotionally present with her during treatment sessions, she will let you do nearly anything for as long as you need. But if you don’t “see” all…...

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