foot health

Day 3 Afternoon Check-in

Lady continues to do well. She has an herbal foot soak this morning, and then a little bit of an herbal bath. Lady seems to be getting a little more comfortable with all of the different people that have been around for the past few days. Towards the end of…...

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Day 3 – An Herbal Foot Soak for Lady

This morning they started the day with an herbal foot soak for Lady. She was very good- nice and relaxed. She also decided that she wanted her whole body to smell lovely and gave herself a little bath. Foot soaks are not something she is trained for, this just happens…...

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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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Foot Soaks for Rana

Back to one of our other lovely ladies, Rana. Rana also arrived with foot issues that had remained untreated for years before her arrival to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. First, we needed to train her through positive reinforcement training to present her feet and allow us to file and work on…...

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Rana Is a Rockstar

Today the sweet and amazing Rana Bug put her foot in the foot soak bucket for the first time. ? Before we move on, a touch of housekeeping since there is almost always one person who will ask or wonder…Rana is not in a ‘cage,’ she is in the exit chute…...

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Rana Learning Footwork

We used subtitles on the video, but the reality is there are a tremendous amount of nuances involved with positive reinforcement training, and even in the text, we could never cover even a fraction. This video is from a few weeks ago, it was when Rana was just learning to…...

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