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Eating In the Shade

As we’ve mentioned before, when we put out food for the elephants around mealtime, we like to spread it out – giving them the ability to search for and discover random piles of hay or produce treats at different points of the day, in different places. On this particular morning,…...

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Guillermina’s Brief Close-Up

Guillermina has been somewhat shy lately about having videos taken of her up close, but she obliged for a brief moment on this particular morning. She has a quick visit with Scott before swiftly heading over to meet her friends (left to right, Bambi, Mara, and Rana) for some grazing…...

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Pumpkin for Breakfast

There are few sounds as satisfying as hearing an elephant crush or chomp down on a crunchy bit of produce, and both Rana and Mara obliged this morning during their breakfast. All of the ladies received some extra pumpkins from a Halloween fundraiser independently put on by friends of GSE. ...

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Bambi and Guille at Breakfast

Guillermina is still working out some boundaries with the other elephants, sometimes trying to test her limits to see what she can get away with, as she works to redefine herself without Pocha. While this can be normal for a young captive elephant to do, we try to encourage her…...

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Sunday Smile: Rana Checks For Snacks

Rana isn’t always subtle when it comes to requesting snacks from her caregivers. She will often just open her mouth (as you can see here) as if to say: insert food here, please. After a check-up along the fence line or training wall, we will occasionally oblige if we have…...

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Lady Crossing the Creek

  When it’s time for dinner, Lady is always ready for her meal. As we’ve mentioned, the elephants are very familiar with the sound of the 4-wheeler and what that might mean: food. Here, Lady is headed toward the noise from the motor since she knows it means supper is…...

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