After 40+ years performing for the public, our resident elephants, Rosie and Opal, need specialized medical care.
Rosie’s trunk is partially paralyzed due to nerve damage. She is unable to drink water easily and has adapted a throwing motion to feed herself. Nerve damage in her shoulder has led to gait problems and arthritic joints in her forelegs.
Opal suffers from limb and joint deterioration and requires physical therapy to alleviate some of her pain and discomfort.
We’ve successfully developed and applied innovative treatments that are improving Rosie and Opal's quality of life and that will benefit other injured elephants.