Elephant Diary

The Normally Proper Guida Was An Eating Machine Today

Guida was an eating machine today. Our usually dainty lady was scarfing and grabbing this morning. She ate her breakfast normally it was her grazing that was out of character. She’s usually very picky and methodical, eating only the best parts of her favorite grasses and leaves. Today she seemed…...

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Guida Grazing for Breakfast

  Guida decided she wanted breakfast delivered this morning. While Maia came back to the barn to eat, Guida was MIA. Scott went for a ride to search her out and found Guida contentedly grazing on the other side of the creek. While the grass here is much shorter, it’s…...

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Maia Zooming In For Dinner

We often joke about the difference in speed between Maia and Guida. Guida is often in mosey speed while Maia prefers zooming. Scott and I went out to feed together and shot this short video of Maia making her way on over to her dinner bucket. She is excited about…...

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Watch Guida Coming in For Dinner

This is Guida walking to dinner. Not remotely as fast as Maia, but speedy for her. And yes, the property is truly stunning right now. Very happy elephants with the many grasses to choose from. Many of the grasses are currently about belly high on an elephant. For those who…...

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Guida is our independent, stubborn and strong girl.

It’s part of what we love about her. So when she didn’t feel like cooperating for footwork the other day, it didn’t come as a tremendous shock. She came over for it, but when we would ask for her foot, she wouldn’t fully put it up. It was obvious she…...

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Miss Maia grazing in the habitat

A couple of weeks into rainy season and things are already green, the blue skies are back and the girls are hunting for young grass shoots. The sun softens as well, casting a beautiful golden glow on everything in touches in the afternoon and early morning. Staff and elephants agree,…...

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