footwork

Cleaning Lady’s Feet In a Surprising Way

In the process of caring for Lady’s feet, we’ve done a lot of research on the best ways to irrigate the grooves on the bottoms and have read about the benefits of oral irrigators. We are mindful of the fluids and pressure settings we use because, like everything, there is…...

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Bambi’s Foot Care at Sanctuary

The very act of changing an elephant’s environment and welcoming them to sanctuary can be enough to change the state of their health, particularly when the elephant is coming from an unfit environment. We have seen this happen time and again. An emotional change begins to happen very quickly, while…...

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Maia Shows Many Aspects of Her Personality – All In One Morning

Because Ingo is still getting used to the needs and personality traits of each of the elephants, and because he seems to enjoy footwork, we have been dedicating time to each girl’s feet over the past few weeks. Of course, it is still the rainy season – the best time…...

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Rana and Ingo Learn To Communicate

Rana has been known in the past for testing caregivers to see how they respond to her, and if they are paying close attention. She has a trickster side of her personality that she seems to use to determine if she can potentially “get away” with things – but not…...

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Mara Makes Footwork Exciting

As we are in the rainy season process of doing footwork on all of the elephants at sanctuary, we had a good session with Mara a few days ago. We also got a funny reminder of just how smart elephants can be, especially when it comes to food.  Normally, when…...

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Ingo and Maia Work Together

In this video, you can see Ingo doing footwork on Maia. On Maia’s first day of footwork, Ingo shadowed Scott to see how we do things and observe how the elephants reacted to his presence and his energy. So far, everything has been positive in that area. On Ingo’s second…...

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