footwork

Morning Footwork With Lady and Shirlei

After Lady’s breakfast in the back of Yard 5, Scott and Shirlei met Lady at the training wall to do some footwork. Shirlei has been building a bond with Lady for a while now and Scott thought it would be a nice afternoon to join the two and see how…...

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A New Space For Lady’s Footwork

Not long ago, we put up some additional training walls in Yard 5, which allows caregivers to safely do foot treatments with Lady in some of her favorite spots in the habitat. Though she still enjoys foot soaks, she seems to really like the option of getting care in Yard…...

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Lady’s Recent Routine

As we’ve mentioned before, the state of Lady’s feet seems to ebb and flow; she has good moments, and times where her feet are not in the best shape they can be. She has been going through one of her downward periods lately. As a result, sometimes she can be…...

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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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