One of the charming things about living up the hill from the elephant habitat is the fact that you can catch the sounds of elephants rustling in the grass and – most excitingly – trumpet parties and silliness. Sometimes it’s just soft background noise and other times it can be a full surround-sound experience.
There was something particularly exciting going on with the girls one recent morning, because you could hear lots of lighthearted play coming from the pasture. There were plenty of vocalizations: big trumpets, and long, deep rumbles. You could hear Guillermina joining in with the rest of the girls, which we haven’t heard much of since Pocha’s passing. It was certainly an endearing thing to wake up to – a special kind of Brazilian sanctuary alarm clock.
Although we didn’t capture a video of this moment, the photo shows a cute moment between Bambi, Mara, and Rana, enjoying their time together.
P.S.: Follow along with our December Elephant Countdown Calendar all month long for photos, videos, facts, and quizzes about the elephants! Starts today: https://globalelephants.org/countdownwithelephants/