Lady

More Baby Steps for Lady

When Lady first arrived, she wasn’t comfortable with or used to human touch. She preferred not to be touched, and, if we were touching her, she wasn’t relaxed. Captive elephants need to be comfortable with humans touching them everywhere. You never know when or where a health problem will pop…...

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Lady and Maia’s Regular Dinner Dates

Lady and Maia have regular “dinner dates.” They both seem happy eating dinner near each other frequently – through the fence, of course. They observe each other and seem to be comfortable around each other. Supporters periodically express concern that Lady could be lonely since she hasn’t made friends yet…...

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Lady’s Baby Steps That Are Really Giant Leaps

Lady is starting to understand the “big picture” of target training. Simplistically, target training is the process of teaching her to touch a specific part of her body to a target. This morning, we used the “target pole” (which looks a lot like a giant q-tip) to ask for her…...

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New Training Areas and Treatment Chutes Going Up

It isn’t cost-effective to purchase partial loads of steel, so when purchasing tubes for Kenya’s fencing we had to round up a tiny bit. Thankfully, we always have ways to use extra steel. As Lady has revealed herself to be quite an explorer, we are using some of the extra…...

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Maia & Lady Enjoying Dinner Through the Fence

Lady and Maia are enjoying dinner through the fence this evening – while close enough to the barn for Scott to do a live video. He updates everyone on Lady’s reaction to Maia while he was feeding dinner this evening. Lady is doing wonderful and we are excited to be…...

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Training, Treats and Curiosity at The Square

  Lady watched Rana’s treatment along the fence with fascination and rapture a few days ago. We treated Maia and Rana along the fence line again today – this time, we had a third person with us, so Kat did the treatment on Maia near the gate at the square…...

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