footwork

Rana’s Rainy Weather Footwork

Because it’s the end of the rainy season (though the rain started late and has been continuing longer than expected), we are working on end-of-season footwork. As the elephants’ pads, nails, and cuticles soften up when the rain starts in earnest, they all get a few rounds of maintenance work…...

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Guillermina Wants To Share Bambi’s Treatment Time

Bambi and Guillermina often get footwork done around the same time of the day. Sometimes they are very lighthearted about it, having small competitions to see which elephant can get the most attention from caregivers. On other days, they seem to want all of the focus on themselves, which is…...

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Sunday Smile: Guillermina Wants Your Attention

We’ve mentioned before that Guillermina and Bambi often hang out near each other during foot care. Bambi has gotten better at focusing on what she needs to do in those moments rather than watch Guille, but she does seem to enjoy Guille’s presence. With this Sunday Smile, you can see…...

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Maia and Guillermina Both Want Foot Work

Lately, Guillermina and Bambi have been attempting to share time getting foot work done. Their “competition” for attention is both charming and funny. Until now, Guille has reserved that type of play for Bambi, leaving the others to their own checkups and foot work. ...

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From Nicole: Bambi’s Footwork

Visiting caregiver Nicole has been recently working with Bambi to improve a little on presenting her hind feet for foot care. According to Nicole, “She was getting so close to resting her foot on the fence, but just wouldn’t bring it up the last little bit. Then one morning (caregiver)…...

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Lady’s Relaxed Foot Trimming

We’ve been getting some nice, gentle vibes from Miss Lady over the past week or so. Her caregivers have been working on trimming her feet almost daily. There are times when she doesn’t want to have that type of footwork done and, if that’s the case, she’s normally so good…...

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