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A Remarkable Encounter for Lady and Mara

We have recently begun working with a holistic vet who has a practice a few hours away. She does homeopathy, ozone therapy, acupuncture, and other modalities. She’s going to come regularly – at least every other week, sometimes more frequently. This will offer another in-person layer of care for the…...

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Age-Related Changes in Elephants

The average lifespan of captive Asian elephants is 48 years (per Wikipedia). Maia, our youngest elephant, is 47. Our other residents are all older – Rana is 62, Lady is 49, Mara is 55, and Bambi is 58. With elephants, like all other animals, everyone ages a little differently and…...

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Lady Was Content to Stay Near and Observe

Mara and Rana were recently in Yard 2, and Lady was in Yard 3 when Scott went to feed Mara her early afternoon bonus-meal. Lady saw Scott calling Mara with a bucket of food and became very interested. Mara was dusting and slow to walk over, so Lady arrived near…...

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Enjoying a Torrential Downpour

Over the weekend, we had a torrential downpour of rain. When it started raining, Kat and Scott were with Maia, doing a tick check and bug spray application. She started getting silly, but Kat and Scott were getting soaked, so they left her to be silly by herself. She didn’t…...

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Brave Lady. Again.

While the only area inside the habitat that burned was across the creek, the firefighters lit several other back burns a distance from the elephant fences to help protect the habitat. Since the fire, the elephants have mostly avoided the burned areas. Not only have they not crossed the creek,…...

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Time Apart. Time Together.

Bambi is doing well. As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, for a few days after Mara decided not to share space with Bambi, Bambi kept to herself in Yard 5. She had access to Yards 1 & 5, but she chose to stay a little further away from the other…...

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