caregiver

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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Mateus, Rana, and Elephant Autonomy

Because of her minor ankle injury, Rana has been getting oral medication and liniment on her ankle as part of her morning check-up. Recently, caregiver Mateus was asking Rana to come into the chute for her treatment, but she didn’t seem interested in coming in. This is uncommon, but Rana…...

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Nicole Trimming Guille’s Nails

As caregiver Nicole mentioned in a previous post, she has been introduced to Guille and integrated into her existing training and foot care routine. This process was in part to allow Guille to become more comfortable with having two people work with her at the same time, which is something…...

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