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 morning was no exception.
Bo spends all his waking hours out in the habitat, grazing, exploring, browsing, bathing and even napping during day light hours. But when it comes to sleeping in the dark, Bo retreats to the barn with its sand filled stalls and open doors.
From the looks of it, Bo had a long night of grazing because he was still sleeping when staff was scheduled to arrive. Text messages were sent informing staff, “Bo is still asleep, do not drive through the front gate.” This decision was made knowing that a vehicle passing the barn could wake Bo. Our goal is his health, and sound sleep is a big part of that.
8am, 8:30, 9, and now 9:16 as I am writing this post, Bo is still sound asleep, non-invasively observed through the barn nanny cam.
Staff are patiently waiting at the front gate, content knowing that Bo’s needs are our primary focus.