Sissy's Photo Album
Later on during the day that Sissy arrived at the Sanctuary, she started to take notice of her keepers the people with the food.
She came over to where Carol was conducting an interview and flip-flopped the end of her trunk which made a very unusual noise.
It was obvious she was trying to get someone's attention.
She wanted more treats.
Around 4:45 p.m. on January 26, Tarra, Jenny, Shirley and Bunny came in from outside. They were excited and trumpeted as soon as they entered the barn. Sissy spun around and ran to the far end of her stall. After she settled down, the others were allowed in an adjacent stall. Sissy immediately backed up to a herd of gentle, curious trunks. Everyone was in on it.
Sissy leaned in to get closer and allowed the other elephants to touch all over her for almost a half hour. After a drink of water she went back to the probing trunks and appears to be in seventh heaven.
Once new to the Sanctuary themselves, Bunny, Jenny and Shirley try to reassure Sissy that everything is okay. Sissy is very shy, but allows the others to gently touch her.
Sissy's eyes have seen so much.
What must she think?
Feb. 8 - For the past several days Sissy has remained inside the elephant house for the majority of the day.
Although the weather has been comfortable (high 50s, low 60s) she appears nervous about venturing outside. Her tire seems to bring her a sense of security.
Today she carried it all the way outside and set it down while she collected pieces of carrot. Each day she finds the courage to venture out further, for a longer period of time.
We feel it is important to allow her to build her confidence for any new adventure. Also it is good that she finds comfort and security in her new house.