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EAI Founder Carol Buckley, veterinarian Gigi Gaulin and visiting volunteer Lena Quenard from Thailand planted different types of bamboo to see which will be best at ERNA. Java did an expert job overseeing the activity. Bamboo is the staple of wild Asian elephants. Our effort to create an environment closely resembling elephant habitats in Asia is taking shape.
Carol explains why only 7-10 elephants will roam the ERNA land: “You could have more, but the reason you wouldn’t is that the herd dynamics are affected when you bring in more elephants. Our goal is to create a healthy environment for elephants, and what’s healthy is when they act like a family.”
“My motivation is to improve elephant welfare,” says Carol. “It’s not just about growing and growing. What I want is to give them autonomy and truly allow them to thrive, to just relax and be an elephant.”