footwork

Some Footwork for Maia, Too

In addition to Rana, we recently did some touch-up footwork on Maia as well. Maia receives the least frequent footwork out of all of our elephants. Not only is she our speediest elephant, but she explores more than anyone else here and uses her feet for frequent digging up of…...

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Lady’s Foot Care Update

Lady continues to receive daily targeted foot care for her recent issue in addition to her regular foot care regimen. The blowout that was beginning to appear has evolved a little bit. It maintained for a few weeks, and then the cuticle became involved. Since then it hasn’t changed and…...

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Lady’s Choice

The Sanctuary may be in a standard time zone (AMT), but we are actually on Elephant Time. Our followers frequently ask us if the elephants always come over for treatment, and what we do if they don’t come to us for medical treatments. We try to oblige them and cater…...

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Moving in the Right Direction

We recently mentioned that it looks as if Lady’s front left foot was beginning to experience a blowout – which is when an internal abscess comes through the surface of the skin. Once we saw the symptoms begin, we changed her treatment regimen to focus on this issue instead of…...

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Lady With Some Pep in Her Step

This video is from yesterday. Lady had her own little party just before it was time for foot care. She was joyously trumpeting and kicking around in the bushes, but like many elephants, as soon as you turn on a camera, they stop. We decided to share the video anyway…...

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Lady’s Steps of Hopes Part IV: The Actual Condition of Lady’s Feet

Elephant feet are nuanced and complicated and still a leading cause of death for captive elephants. Lady’s feet aren’t just uncomfortable or an inconvenience, they have defined part of her life. As much as we would like to go in and ‘fix’ everything, we can’t do that safely. Now that…...

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