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Treatments Out in Yard 4

Rana and Mara

It’s another cool day today, so the ladies are off wandering. Mara, Rana, and Maia are all in yard four, although Maia was hanging around closer to Lady this morning. Since Mara and Rana are out by the pond, we went to them to do the treatment on Rana’s eye. We weren’t sure how easily we could separate the two, but we figured we would give it a try.

Mara was actually quite good about walking away from Rana and working on having her trunk touched and held. Mara did go back over to Rana once during treatment, and that was when Scott had Rana lean in, with her leg forward, to visually check her vulva (which she had significant issues with when she arrived at the sanctuary.) When Rana got into position, Mara came over quickly to inspect things for herself and touch Rana’s girlie bits gently with her foot. Once she felt everything was ok, she walked back to her human.

photo- Mara’s first glance of the pond. Rana is partially behind the bush.

May 24, 2020

Comments(15)

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    Nannette Stone says

    This melts my heart, the love they have for each other

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    Nancy Shaw says

    With her FOOT ? Hahaha

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    SHEILA says

    THANKYOU SCOTT FOR PERFORMING AS A UROLOGIST ALSO FOR LADY ELEPHANTS. IM SURE MANY OF THESE OLDER GALS HAVE ISSUES ! IT WAS WONDERFUL U TREATED HER AND GREAT THAT RANA 🐘KNEW THE PROCESS TO ALLOW U ACCESS IN THE JUNGLE PROVING HOW INTELIGENT ELEPHANTS ARE AND TRUSTING SO U COULD GET THE JOB DONE!‼️MARA 🐘IS CERTAINLY PROTECTIVE OF RANA😍. AS WELL MAYBE LADY 🐘AND MAIA 🐘WILL HANG OUT MORE NOW TOO! WAS GREAT TO HEAR MAIA WANTED TO BE NEAR LADY! THESE WONDERFUL CREATURES OF GOD ARE SO AMAZING

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    Jillyp says

    It’s wonderful how understanding they are and they must realise you are being so with them ❤️ How do you administer treatments out by the pond – is there any protection between you and the girls? It looks very early morning, what time does the sun come up over there? 💜🌾🐘🌱

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      Kat Blais says

      We have training walls built throughout the habitat. The girls come over to the fence in these areas and we are able to administer treatment in a safe manner. Right now, the sun comes up around 6.

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    Alana says

    I tell you, you guys are getting to be amazing photographers! Nat Geo here you come.

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    Lori Hoover says

    Oh my, and we know how serious Mara is when she’s using her foot. I love those girls. Well, I love all of them, but you know, LOL

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Just looking out for my sister friend!!🐘♥️

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    Shirley Taylor says

    Every day I have a big smile on my face after reading the days happenings in Girls town haha!! But today I am picturing Scott with the girls and checking them out sorry Scott I am having to smile even more after reading what happened with Mara’s foot. You never have a dull moment in your work do youI have nothing but respect to you all how you are with the golden girls I love them so much Take care keep safe and a massive thank you for brightning up my otherwise dull day. xxxx

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    Julie says

    Adorable! Mara is a funny little one. And I agree with Alana. The photos lately are amazing! Might I suggest a page on the website containing all photos?

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    Nishant Bhajaria says

    Beautiful creatures.

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    Rosie P says

    Mara and Rana are inseparable! Mara coming over to check on her friend with her foot! Protecting Rana and making sure all is well with her. Oh, how adorable.
    I know Rana had discomfort with her girlie parts when she first came and you were treating her then.I would notice that she often lifted her back leg as if to ease the irritation. Has this improved over the time she has been in the sanctuary? She certainly seems relaxed and happy.
    Fabulous photos, btw. You are super wildlife photographers!

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      Kat Blais says

      Yes, there was an immediate improvement after just a few days of treatment, although it took months for the thickening to go down. We don’t treat it regularly anymore, but we do keep a close eye on it. Every now and then we wash it and use an herbal rinse to keep it clean, keep the pH where it should be, and get rid of any irritation. But it’s mostly just checking to make sure she doesn’t develop any issues again.

      • Rosie P says

        Thank you for the reply, I know how busy you must be so I really appreciate this. It’s great to know Rana, and the other girls, are so well cared for. Rana must feel so much better now that irritation has calmed down….and within a few days of reaching sanctuary and caring treatment. Another reason why sanctuary must happen for so many more ellies in waiting.
        Thank you for everything you do.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Carey says

    You take some lovely photos! I’m trying to imagine just how new all these things are for Mara, and how nice it must be for her to have Rana show her everything. Such a wonderful thing. They seem to be getting on so well an d I’m just ecstatic to read and watch! I can’t imagine Mara not being exactly where she is, and so happy for her.

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