Fiela has had her first incident of SS (sleep standing)!
After stubbornly refusing to lie down the whole afternoon, she ended up sleeping upright ... She slept for 17 minutes.
SS is common in adult elephants as their ... Read More
A baby elephant needs to drink 10 % of its body weight to survive. Every litre over this maintenance feed adds to growth and good health.
Under normal circumstance she would be getting this from ... Read More
Our scale arrived back today and we were finally able to properly weigh Fiela. She came in at 101kg, which means our chubby little baby elephant has gained 19kg since her birth. We have a very happy and proud team ... Read More
Fiela has been spending many days outside this past week. Weather permitting, the staff and volunteers at AERU take her on a little walk each morning to the big yard where she can explore the day away. She was a ... Read More
Here's an update from our volunteer department, who are doing a fabulous job of looking after baby Fiela!!
Fiela has had a very good day today and although she doesn't appear to sleep very well during the day, often ... Read More
Thandi's baby - Fiela
Thandi unfortunately does not want anything to do with her baby! After two days we eventually gave up on the hope that Fiela could suckle from her, and we started the bottle-feeding process. She is loving this!! She drinks a litre of milk ... Read More
We have named Thandi's baby Fiela, in honour of a very special guest that has been visiting the Park for the last 14 years - Hannelie Potgieter.
Hannelie's nickname is Fiela and she is called the Elephant Mother by ... Read More
Thandi's baby girl, Fiela, finally arrived in the late hours on Tuesday 5 March, weighing a healthy 82kg.
Fiela is strong and feisty, bravely learning the new skill of walking without wobbling and falling over. The next challenge for Fiela will be to ... Read More