elephant health

Bambi: A Before and After

As most of you know, elephants arrive at sanctuary with numerous physical and emotional compromises. Their beauty and miraculous healing sometimes makes people forget the trauma experienced in captivity.  Bambi is now our puppy-like girl, but she had a fear of other elephants before she arrived. Now she has two…...

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Mara Shines Through Her Challenges

Mara continues on her upward trajectory of healing since her bout of gastrointestinal issues and bloating a couple of weeks ago. Knowing how these episodes can repeat themselves, and healing takes its own path, we are happy with how Mara has been these past days. Although she looks good, we…...

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Facebook Live – A Few Moments With Lady

Just a quick check-in with Miss Lady Bug, since she didn’t appear in the live feed the other day. Volume up to hear the beautiful birds in the background as she lazily eats a watermelon....

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EleFact Friday: More Tooth Talk

Today we have more tooth talk for EleFACT Friday. Elephants have hypsodont teeth, which are high-crowned and extend unusually far above the gumline. Teeth like this provide plenty of extra tooth material to combat the wear and tear that comes from abrasive substances that the elephants chew on. Their teeth…...

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Today’s Facebook Live – Video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana

For those who are not on social media, we wanted to share the Scott’s video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana, shot live from Yard 4, near the Yard 4B water trough. As you can see, Mara is doing much better. Her health issue does seem to be chronic, but she…...

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Mara – Getting Back to Normal (For Her Quirky Self)

Mara is falling back into what was her norm behaviorally, emotionally, and food-wise before having her gas episode and lying down into the morning (last week)....

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