Sissy's Photo Album

Sissy and Jenny
Sissy and Jenny get acquainted

Treat Time!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Getting Acquainted
Bunny, Jenny, and Shirley are now the "old timers" who want to welcome shy Sissy.

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.

Gentle giants
Bunny, Jenny, and Shirley try to make friends

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.

New sights await her at the Sanctuary.
Trust will gradually be learned.

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.

 

 

Sissy Takes a Look Outside

Wednesday, Feb 2 - 1:15 pm - Sissy and Barbara spent the entire day together. Sissy was given access to the outside for the first time since her arrival. She was a little timid and not interested in venturing far. Each time Carol encouraged her to come further outside she did, and after a few minutes she was almost all of the way outside. She stood perfectly still and soaked in the sun. In another few minutes she went back into the barn, and for the next two hours she ventured only partially out of the doorway. At one point she picked up her tire and carried it to the door. She placed the tire down on its edge and it started to roll. It looked like she might follow the tire all the way out side but at the last moment she grabbed the tire and pulled it back inside.

Sissy is making wonderful progress.

Hmmmmmm....

I don't know quite what to think....

Tuesday, 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.


A little bit FURTHER now...

Almost out, but not quite!

 



A brave new day.... somewhere out there.... maybe tomorrow!