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EleFact Friday: Informative Scent Trails

For this week’s EleFact, we’ll look at something that might be unexpected: elephant dung. You might be surprised to find out how much can actually be determined by examining waste. Today we’ll be focusing on something researchers have been studying for the last few years: how elephants gain information from…...

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Maia and Bambi Happy Together

Bambi and Maia have been spending more and more time together lately and their friendship has absolutely blossomed in a way that both somewhat surprised us and also delighted us. Perhaps their hours together across the creek in Yard 5 gave them time to bond and talk about Bambi’s challenges…...

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Guillermina Doesn’t Want to Cross the Creek

When Maia and Bambi went across the creek in Yard 5, Scott tried to encourage Guillermina to join them for the afternoon. For some reason, she gets nervous and is not interested in heading to the other side of the creek. We’re not sure why she’s so hesitant, but it…...

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Bambi is Surprised by Maia

After her trip across the creek, Bambi headed to the back of Yard 5 for breakfast and morning medical treatment. Maia stayed across the creek for a while before eventually following Bambi to the spot where she was getting evaluated. Maia stayed in the background, which was slightly odd; when…...

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Rana’s Rainy Weather Footwork

Because it’s the end of the rainy season (though the rain started late and has been continuing longer than expected), we are working on end-of-season footwork. As the elephants’ pads, nails, and cuticles soften up when the rain starts in earnest, they all get a few rounds of maintenance work…...

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Sunday Smile: Mara and Rana in the Rain

We had three or four days of solid rain, followed by a day of sunshine. As expected, the elephants were delighted by the rain, though perhaps ready for a sunny day after so many showers. ...

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