Lady

Sorting Through Emotions

Our three little ladies, Mara, Rana, and Bambi, had a bit of a falling out. A couple of days after the fire, everyone, humans and elephants, seemed to get a little wonky. There was a lot of emotion involved with the fire, and sometimes, when not dealt with in the…...

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A Full-On-Silly-Maia Event

After Maia spent time with Rana and Mara earlier this week, she seemed a bit more grounded (We talked about this a little in yesterday’s post). A day or two later, Scott and Kat came upon caregiver Shirlei in the road, standing on her four-wheeler looking into the habitat. They…...

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Lady’s Request

Lady was content to stay near the barn (and all the other elephants) during the fire. The day after the fire, Lady was ready to leave the smaller yards by the barn. She is an elephant who is clear in her desires, and when she is interested in going into…...

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A Quick Update to Let You Know That Everything Is Good

Just a quick update this morning to let everyone know that everything here is good.  We had several people ask yesterday if Lady was okay, and others asking if the girls’ food was impacted. So we are posting a photo of Lady from this morning. Lady is fine. As we…...

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Frozen Treats All Around!

When the weather is hot, most elephants enjoy frozen treats. We dilute Gatorade with water, add cut-up fruit, and then freeze them in blocks for the girls. When it was just Maia and Guida, Maia enjoyed them, but Guida hated them. Guida would throw or kick them away from her,…...

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The Evolving Dynamics

With all the recent introduction videos, we are frequently asked if any of the elephants are dominant and how a third elephant is changing Mara and Rana’s dynamic. We wanted to take the time to talk about it in depth. Before beginning, it’s important to note that elephants are herd…...

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