foot health

Some Footwork for Maia

Today was another Guida and Rana morning. After no one showed up at the barn all day yesterday, Guida and Rana arrived together early today. The two were nice and calm, no nudges.  Maia showed up about half an hour later, so we took advantage and did some footwork with…...

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Ramba’s Mud Nap

  This is Ramba (not Rana), in Chile. If you don’t know her, (you should, she’s amazingly lovely) you can read about her on her page (link below).  Those who do know her, nothing new with CITES permits. Today Ramba took a mud bath and in the middle, decided she…...

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Ramba Update January 2019

A little Ramba update. She is doing well, and her limp has improved. Today her caregivers noticed that it looks like she will have a small blowout over the nail she’s had problems with since her circus days. One of the biggest struggles with foot issues is that infections can…...

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Rana: Barn, Sleep and Feet

Cutie Rana bug half asleep in her little mud wallow. Two things are fairly common with new elephants, especially zoo elephants. The first is that the barn is somewhat of a security blanket. After years, sometimes decades of living in the same little square, they find comfort in returning. In…...

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Step by Step with Rana

Many of you noticed Rana lifting her back legs and slapping between them with her tail in the live videos. We mentioned she had an undiagnosed issue with her vulva at the farm, but they weren’t able to safely investigate it or treat it other than spraying it from a…...

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A Lady Never Forgets The Sound…

This little lady is as perfect as they come. Maia had footwork done today on one of her back feet. It had been a while, because the need for it is greatly reduced with a healthy habitat. But Maia still needs close attention paid to her pads, which weren’t great…...

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