Captured Via EleCam, September 2014 - "Environmental Enrichment" is a key part of life for The Elephant Sanctuary's resident elephants. Care staff devise inventive ways to make the elephants' natural-habitat dynamic and engaging. For example, a boomer-ball is filled with hay; Sissy and Winkie then get to problem-solve on how to access it. Here, the "trunk-extraction method" is deployed--which has an added benefit for Sissy, whose trunk somehow became partially-paralyzed long before she came to Sanctuary. Hay-retrieval from the ball is good exercise for elephants, and a way for Sissy to practice using her trunk in a more natural way.
Stay tuned to our EleCams to see what other Enrichment surprises await the Girls!