Lady

Rana’s Time With Lady and Time With Maia

Rana spent most of yesterday with Lady. At dinnertime, we decided to feed Maia first and see if Rana wanted to follow to spend time with Maia or stay with Lady. Unsurprisingly, Maia was by the pond (in 4). We headed that way slowly, keeping an eye on Rana. Rana…...

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Step by Step

Lady’s training has been moving ahead step by step.  She has some sessions when she is distracted, but on those days, we keep it short and simple or try again later. When we have a “do-over” session later that day, she seems to do great. Training sessions include only medically…...

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Lady’s Out-of-Order Morning

Lady usually enters the barn in the mornings and waits for breakfast. The other morning, she came into her stall, turned around, and went into the chute. She put her feet in the empty jacuzzis and looked expectantly at her humans. She was ready to go – it was her…...

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Dinner for Three

Maia & Lady spent some time hanging out along the fence yesterday afternoon. At dinnertime, they were still in the area, so Scott went to feed Maia and Lady near to each other while Shirlei went to feed Rana. Rana, hearing the four-wheelers, decided Shirlei was taking too long to…...

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Cut by Hand. Delivered With Love.

If you look closely at this photo, you’ll notice something interesting about the grass in Lady’s mouth. It’s neatly cut. Even though the elephants graze all day, they still are delighted when we deliver pre-cut grass to them. The grass is always greener on the other side, even with waist-high…...

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The Ever-Shifting Line

When Rana & Lady share space in the mornings, and it’s time to separate them, Rana is usually the one we shift. Caregivers continue to supervise the two whenever they are together, due to Lady’s apprehension. We are still keeping the time relatively short as well, helping ensure the interactions…...

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