Lady

Lady Continues to Gain Confidence

Lady has been continuing to gain confidence. Initially, when Lady shared the larger yards with Rana & Mara, we were curious if she truly knew they were already in the yard when she’d enter. When she was sharing the smaller yards (1-3), we were confident she knew, because they would…...

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Sharing Space

Maia and Lady still aren’t sharing space. Maia, in many ways, is our easiest elephant – what you see is what you get with her. Maia can be a bit intense at times, and while it is coming from a benevolent place, it can be a bit much for another…...

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Honoring Her Needs

We recently added two new caregivers to the team, bringing our caregiving staff to four. While we still don’t have a timeline on our next arrivals, it’s good to have the human element in place as early as possible. The learning curve is long and we don’t want to be…...

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Lady’s First Dry Season

It’s the middle of the dry season now. As the pastures and grasses begin to dry out, where the elephants graze shifts. It’s the time of year where the grass becomes a mix of green and brown. The girls are usually happy to eat the mixed-grass by the trunkful. Sometimes…...

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Healing Is a Long Process

Some of you may have noticed that Maia was missing from the video yesterday. Don’t worry; it’s a good thing. At the sanctuary, some healing and growth are immediate, while other processes are ongoing. Maia changed overnight when she arrived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, as did her relationship with Guida.…...

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Lady’s Trumpet Party for Two

Often, in the mornings, team members who live on the Sanctuary grounds can hear Lady having an early morning trumpet party. Each elephant’s trumpet is slightly different, and we can usually tell who is trumpeting. These early morning trumpets are distinctly Lady, and they frequently happen right before the team…...

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