A Pre-Breakfast Chat

The lovely Maia (starts out on the right) and Guida having a pre-breakfast chat. Most of the loud noises are Maia, Guida chimes in with the grandma wheezes, rumbles, and trunk pops. Part way through you can hear a trumpet in the distance, that’s Rana. Usually if a couple of them are at the barn, having a little party, and someone else hears, they will join in vocally before they physically arrive.
As you can see, there is a lot of touching and smelling, from both girls. The trunk in mouth smelling is something an elephant will not allow another elephant to do if they are not completely comfortable. They just arrived, at the barn, so there’s no food in there for Maia to smell or steal. 😉 Maia and Guida showed up at the barn, so it’s a morning we will do some training, or some footwork if needed, and find a way to make their return to the barn advantageous. Not to worry, the girls love the extra food rewards they get, so they are happy to participate. If not, they are free to leave and do as they please in and around the habitat.
June 6, 2019
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    Maggie says

    Wow love this. They are so funny and beautiful. Love Rana’s trumpet, she certainly makes herself heard. ??????

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    Susan says

    Too much cuteness indeed!!!! I love videos when we can see their beautiful eyes up close, it is amazing, so bright and present!! Lovely ladies! ❤️?❤️?❤️?❤️????? #GrammaRamba

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    Sherry says

    They are friends and like to know each other is there!

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    Carey says

    In wonder at how their relationship has evolved since being together in captivity. Lovely to see thank you!

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      Kat Blais says

      Maia beat up on Guida whenever she got off of her chains when they lived on the farm, it’s why they were kept separated. That changed immediately after their arrival and continued to grow as time went on.

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    Debbie Sides says

    I get chills just being able to be this close to the lovely girls. As close as I can be anyway. Love to hear them talk, the fuzzy head & those eyelashes!

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