footwork

Maia’s Baby Steps to Learning to Trust

We have talked about Guida, her feet and how she responded to being closed in on the patio, but we also did some work with Maia as well....

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Guida’s Feet Problems

Here at sanctuary we are often fighting an uphill battle when it comes to caring for our elephants. We often receive beings that are severely compromised, both physically and emotionally, from a lifetime that hasn’t met their basic needs as a species....

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Ramba Gets a Visit and a New Caregiver

On September 1st, I travelled to Chile to check in on Ramba and ensure a smooth transition between her and her new caregiver....

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Ramba: Elephant Update April 2015

For those of you who love and care for Ramba, we figured we would give you a little update on how she is doing....

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Ramba’s Feet And How They Relate To Other Captive Elephants

In the elephant world, you often hear mentions of foot care and foot health. You might have heard stats like “Foot disease is the leading killer of elephants in captivity” or “50% of elephant mortality in captivity is due to foot disease.”  While this fact is important, the why of…...

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