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Ingo Prepares Guillermina For Travel Sounds

This video shows Ingo gently working with Guillermina, getting her used to hearing unexpected noises while also staying relaxed in the crate. In order to prepare an elephant for transport, we  do our best to simulate sounds, banging, and other unfamiliar sensations they might experience as their crates are closed,…...

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Rana and Maia’s Relaxed Afternoon

Rana doesn’t often spend time by herself near the barn, but recently she went off on her own and found herself close to the barn and to Maia. It was time for Lady’s foot treatments, so we shifted Rana and Maia to an adjoining yard to give Lady some space. ...

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Mara and Bambi Share a Snack

Bambi knows that there are after-dinner snacks in the yards. Sometimes she rushes back right after dinner and other times she waits for Mara to lead the way. This particular evening, she and Mara had dinner out in the habitat.  Rana had already ventured toward earlier leftovers by the Lollipop…...

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Lady Explores Yard 4

Lady spends a bit of time exploring in Yard 5 and, while in her favorite spots, she allows herself to get a bit lost in the vast spaces. When she spends time in Yard 4, which is less often, she seems a bit more attentive, as though other elephants might…...

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Sanctuary Memories – Lady’s First Foot Soak

As part of the Sanctuary Memory series, Kat shares the story of Lady’s first foot soak. When Lady arrived, there was a great unknown about how she would respond to humans in general, let alone to medical care. She had a history of showing aggression and, though we knew her…...

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A Special Thank You From Bambi

Thanks to each of you who donated to Bambi’s Re-Birthday fundraiser. Because of your generosity, we were able to splurge on some fruits that are normally out of budget for everyday snacking. Bambi (and the other girls) enjoyed their usual melons, jackfruit, and pineapple – but we also added a…...

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