elephant health

A Garden Full of Fantastic Elephant Dung Compost

We’ve been working hard on our garden for the past few weeks. Our two rescue goats (Sally & Jorgie) usually spend some time there, but two goats are no match for the growth that comes with the rainy season. The garden was getting pretty overrun with weeds and starting to…...

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Grateful for Her Growth. Every Single Day.

We’ve briefly mentioned it a few times, but we wanted to dedicate an entire post to Lady’s emotional growth. Talking about emotional milestones are different because they are not tangible wins. Something like touching Lady’s foot for the first time, or her learning a new behavior, is a precise moment.…...

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Maia’s Annual Health Checkup

The health of the elephants in our care is always our priority. We monitor them for any changes in their physical state or behaviors and proceed accordingly. They also get regular “checkups,” which includes doing annual blood work. If we see any reasons for concern or notice any changes in…...

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Update on Rana’s Eye

We wanted to do an update on Rana’s eye – as many of you know, she has a papilloma, which we have discussed in several posts. It’s in the wart family and is more common in African elephants, but it does occasionally occur in Asian elephants. They usually look a…...

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Rana in the Lead

For those of you that follow us on Instagram, this is a repeat, but we needed to share with everyone. It’s a short clip but says a lot. As you have seen, Ramba leads most of the time, but now and again, Rana decides she would like to be first.…...

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Be a Little Elephant. Live In the Now.

The lovely Ramba continues to do wonderfully. Her relationships with Maia and Rana are going well. Although Rana has always been an explorer, she’s had to up her game and speed a bit to hang out with her new friend. We even saw a little bit of a punk side…...

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