Update for Winkie and Scott
How Winkie is Doing
July 31, 2006 — Immediately following the incident that
claimed Joanna's life, Winkie sunk into a deep depression.
Her posture; slumped shoulders and downcast head and
eyes were more than her caregivers could bear to witness. Gone
was her enthusiastic vocalizations and jovial manner, she had
no greetings for her family, elephant or human. She was closed
off emotionally, removed and sad. BUT, she was not aggressive
in any way.
How Scott is Doing
July 31, 2006 — Sanctuary co-founder Scott Blais was also injured by Winkie in the accident. He sustained some cuts and bruises and a broken fibula, but was released from the hospital a few hours later with a soft cast.
A follow-up exam with the doctor a few days ago revealed his foot was healing nicely and that further surgery would not be necessary. While his cast and crutches may slow him down a bit over the next 4-6 weeks, Scott is already back to work and actively involved in supervising the day-to-day Sanctuary operations, including closely monitoring Winkie to make sure she is healing, too.