Early Morning Vocalizations

Last week when this video was filmed, Scott could hear quite a joyful ruckus early in the morning, coming up the hill from Bambi, Mara, and Rana. When getting ready for the day, there were plenty of happy noises and some trumpeting, for good measure. 

Scott went down into the habitat to feed the three ladies and the scenario was the same: he saw lots of bright eyes, rumbles, and trumpets from three silly and playful girls. As he said, “Whatever happened during the night, they all woke up on the right side of the bed.”

See (and hear) for yourself. 

(Left to right: Rana, Mara, and Bambi)


  1. REPLY
    Cintia Abney says

    Was it Mara “Eewww”? Adorable

  2. REPLY
    Beji says

    That is truly a joyful noise. So, when are we getting the band together???

    • REPLY
      Sara says

      Just sing along from home. 😉

  3. REPLY
    Katie Howard says

    It’s a secret! They’re not telling 😄

  4. REPLY
    John says

    What happens at night in sanctuary stays in sanctuary. 😀

  5. REPLY
    Carol says


  6. REPLY
    Alana says

    Good Morning indeed! Love those sounds!

  7. REPLY
    Camilla says

    I believe they are all quite enamored with Scott(he brings food).

    • REPLY
      Sara says

      They’re all enamored with food, that’s for sure!

  8. REPLY
    Charlotte Hansen says

    What a soothing sound these rumblings are! You could market this as one of those going-to-sleep recordings! Can the other two hear the rumbling wherever they are in the whole sanctuary and know that breakfast is on the way?

    • REPLY
      Sara says

      They are all aware of breakfast time because they’re smart ladies and know what time it is. But, yes, in general elephant communications can be felt as vibrations for miles.

  9. REPLY
    Julie says

    Chatty girls! I can’t believe how beautifully blemish-free Bambi’s skin on her head is! So grateful for ESB!

Post a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.