Elephant Diary

Mendoza Mail: What We Know Today

Ingo left Mendoza this week to return home to his family for the holidays. What was supposed to be a weeks-long stay in Mendoza for him, turned into months. He waited to return home to see if moving the girls this month was a possibility, but it eventually became apparent…...

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Rana’s Soft Smile

It may seem as though Rana stays in the background of our elephant group, but that isn’t true. She tends to be a bit more understated than those like Bambi, who has a big personality, or Mara, who enjoys being the center of attention.  Rana is a much more subtle,…...

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Cloudy With a Chance of Wanderlust

The rainy season has not yet arrived in full force, though we have had several significant storms in the past few weeks. There is more cloud cover, so the days are cooler and the humidity is higher. Because the heat is decreasing, we are beginning to see the increased activity…...

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Night Moves – An Evening Camera View

Because we’ve gotten requests for some nighttime videos of the girls, we put together a few clips that show a little bit of what they do when the sun goes down. They are usually more active throughout the evening, so this is just a glimpse of what Bambi, Mara, Maia,…...

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Rainy Days and Pool Parties

We have mentioned before that the girls generally love it when it rains. Funnily enough, we have found that elephants often head toward the water during a storm. It’s not something unique to our ladies; we’ve seen elephants all over the world do similar things. Perhaps their thought process is,…...

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Very Happy “Land Sharks” Ahead

After a recent dinner, Scott was driving  into the habitat to place some of the treats for the girls to find later in the evening. Rana and Bambi left Mara and came speeding down to where the 4-wheeler was parked. The ladies initially headed down what we call “middle road,”…...

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