Each day is filled with so much joy and so many surprises, writing it down usually escapes me because one wonder is quickly followed by another. But what happened today feels extraordinary, requiring … [Read more...]
When I claim that elephants come first in everything we do, I am not exaggerating. With that philosophy we clearly know what decision should be made in all situations concerning our elephants. This … [Read more...]
Let's talk about stereotypical behavior, what it is and why captive-held elephants engage in it. The facts might surprise you.
Self-stimulatory or stereotypic behavior is defined as the repetition … [Read more...]
In the 47 years that I have been blessed to be around elephants, they never cease to amaze me. They demonstrate every day that they are not only intelligent, but highly evolved, sentient beings who … [Read more...]
Tarra In Charge!
Over the past several days it has become crystal clear that Tarra is in charge of how her bonding dance with Bo proceeds.
Mornings seem to be the best time for her to be … [Read more...]
Anyone watching Tarra and Bo on the EleCam today finally got to see what Bo does when he’s at the migratory bird pond.
Today he was browsing. It was fascinating to watch him rummage around and … [Read more...]
Yesterday when Tarra was getting a drink, Mala was doing her regular leg, foot, tail and trunk inspection. She calmly walked around Tarra in her usual way, under her belly and around her legs, … [Read more...]
After feeding Bo and Tarra this morning I was mesmerized watching them on the ELECAM. They were fed closer together then usual, so I was curious how both would respond. They spent a good hour savoring … [Read more...]
I am bursting with hope for the future for Tarra and Bo. We wish for the best for those we love. We assist in any way possible to make them feel safe and cared for. We lose sleep wondering if we are … [Read more...]
Last night on my way to bring Tarra and Bo their night feed, I sped down the paved road which divides the 100 acres from the 750, deep in thought. A flash of light to my left caught my eye. It was Bo, … [Read more...]
Mahouts ride bareback on their elephant for safety reasons. Please read the post in its entirety to understand that anti poaching patrol elephants working in Chitwan National Park, Nepal, live a much … [Read more...]
For as long as I can remember I have been blessed with a loving human family and an affinity for nonhuman animal companions. With six kids in the family my Mom had her hands full, but she indulged my … [Read more...]