Lady

Lady’s Turmeric Toes

Turmeric is known and used throughout the world in cooking and for its medicinal uses. It’s best known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but it has many other medicinal properties as well. While we have a full-time vet at the Sanctuary, we also work with other medical professionals from all over…...

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Lady’s Happy Place

Lady seems to love the water. Whether it’s in a puddle, creek, pond, or with a water hose, a shift comes over her when she is playing in the water. She seems so much lighter than usual; her face is different, softer. This slow-motion video of her is charming to…...

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Adorable Elephant Zombies

We’ve experienced quite a few torrential downpours the past few nights – and this is great! It’s the rainy season, so rain is beautiful and essential. Rainy nights make for lazy days. All the elephants are very active and playful all night when it rains, so, in the morning, we…...

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Happily Eating Dinner Together

Last night, when Scott went to feed the girls, he found Lady and Maia near each other – Lady was in Yard 1, and Maia was in 5 along the adjacent fence line. Scott fed Lady first and set her food down somewhat close to the fence. As he did…...

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A Lady Is Entitled to her Secrets

Part of our job here is to be elephant sleuths. Not only do we track the elephants around the habitat, but we pay attention to any small change in behavior or appearance. All the little clues hold important information and insights into their health and moods. This makes us very…...

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Lady’s Training is Coming Along

Lady is slowly coming along with her training. The beginning of target training with elephants can be difficult- often the hardest part. The base concept of target training is teaching an animal to gently touch a pre-determined body part to the target (e.g., touching a specific foot to the target…...

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