elephant behavior

Lady’s Courage and Rana’s Patience

  Lady and Rana continue to spend time almost daily on opposite sides of the fence watching each other. Rana is usually very close to the fence and, while Lady is coming closer, she is still making sure she isn’t quite close enough to touch or be touched. Lady seems…...

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Step by Step

Lady is definitely becoming a little more confident in her approach with other elephants. For those who follow us on Instagram, you have already seen this video, but not the rest of the update. The video is Lady with Rana. Lady had come to the trough for a drink, and…...

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Lady and Ramba in the Barn

Lady continues to take steps forward in getting closer to the other girls. The video was taken after both girls had already been inside for 10-15 minutes. There are a few ‘best parts’ to this. The first one is Ramba was the one inside of the barn first. We let…...

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Finding Their Way Back to Themselves Is a Journey

We wished sanctuary instantly fixed everything the moment elephants arrived, but believing so would diminish the impact that a lifetime of captivity has on such an emotional, intelligent, and sensitive being. Some do seem to recover almost overnight, but for most, finding their way back to themselves is a journey.…...

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Good Morning from Lady

Lady is continuing to do very well. She is still too nervous to get too close to or to greet other elephants. She continues to be very excited to see the others (especially Ramba), but, once she gets too close, she turns around and leaves the area. She is very…...

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Who’s There?

It’s a short video, but it’s charming so we wanted to share. In the foreground is Rana and in the bushes in Ramba. They had already been together before being fed and Ramba’s food was put down first because she’s a speed racer. Scott then drove off just a bit…...

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