A Brief Reprieve From the Dry Season

It’s the end of the dry season here at sanctuary, which means the sun is strong and everyone is a little parched. During this time of year, the elephants spend a lot of time napping during the day or taking advantage of the water sources around the habitat, while the humans wish for the seasonal showers to finally come. Simply said: we’re ready for an end to the dry season. 

Luckily for us, we got a brief reprieve from the heat with a few days of humidity in the 30% range, rather than the 10% common right now. The sun has been really strong, but some cloud cover has passed overhead from time to time. The mornings and evenings have been slightly cooler than usual, so the elephants are feeling spunky. Our fastest girls – Guille and Maia – have been covering more ground during the day, as opposed to waiting for night time. The others are staying cool and patiently waiting, like the rest of us, for the cooling drops of rain that are (hopefully) soon to come. 

P.S.: This week’s podcast episode premieres today and focuses on Rana’s time before sanctuary and what her early weeks at ESB were like. Listen directly from our website or using your favorite podcast app.

Photo of Lady


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    Julie says

    Beautiful pic of Lady. When are the rains due, generally speaking?

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      Sara says

      There’s a slight chance of rain for this weekend, but that would be a few weeks earlier than anticipated.

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    Melinda says

    Ladybug is looking great! Hope you all get a rainy reprieve soon! We’re sweltering in Kansas too, but it will break on Saturday, knock on wood.

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    Tracy H says

    Lovely Pic of sweet Lady! Hope the rain comes soon for you all as well as us here in Alabama. We are baking.

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    Bonnie says

    Sara I do not know how dry it is there but here in the United States it’s pretty bad some states haven’t had rain in months and that is not normal some states have had temperatures around 110 to 115

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      Sara says

      Right now, we have temperatures near 100 with low humidity – around 10%. When we get these little breaks, it makes so much difference.

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    Lori Hoover says

    Of course one cannot have a favorite, even if it is Rana. Yes, I was listening to the podcast, LOL I still have to finish listening, adoring them all, all loved and loved all the way anyway.

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    Lori Hoover says

    PS: I still have to go back and finish listening to the rest of the podcast. But, yes, Rana too is my fav, that was my little joke above about not admitting one has favorites, LOL I guess favorites are hard to explain, are different for everyone, but it doesn’t mean anyone is loved and appreciated any less. So, yes, wink-wink, one cannot have favorites, even if they are Rana, wink wink. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the podcast, not that I can imagine loving Rana any more than I do now. I probably will, though, right? HA

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