April 23, 2015
For Spring this year, the elephants at Asia Habitat received a “basket” made out of mazuri bags and grapevines. Inside each bag was some shredded paper confetti, produce, and some of the Girls’ favorite “treats” such as jelly beans. The weather on Easter Sunday was great this year, so the elephants enjoyed their Spring enrichment out in the habitat in the sunshine.
Over at Q Habitat, Care staff are preparing for Ronnie to begin experiencing her usual spring allergies. A recent allergen test revealed that she’s sensitive to a couple different types of grasses, so our Facilities Crew has forged some grass-free pathways so that Ronnie can hopefully enjoy the habitat with less irritation. Sanctuary veterinarians have also prepared a new allergy-treatment plan to try this year. The Care and Vet Team are hopeful that uncomfortable itchiness will bother Ronnie a lot less in the full-bloom months of 2015.
Meanwhile down in the valleys of Africa Habitat, Flora and Tange have recently been turning their usual breakfast-time into a game of “hide and seek” with each other!