We had an elephant party this week, which happens some mornings. The girls gathered together and had a vocal celebration just before breakfast. The elephants seem to have more energy before their morning meal, after which they often nap in the shade.
Lady was in the back of Yard 3, while the others had access to both Yards 4 and 5. But on this morning, everyone eventually gathered in the area of Yard 4 that neighbors Yard 3. Lady was there, just on the opposite side of the fence. Everyone was talking and making all sorts of noise. It’s possible that Lady joined in, in her own fashion, since elephants can communicate in so many ways.
The fence line was lined with Rana and Mara and then, just to the side of them stood Bambi, Maia, and Guillermina. Lady didn’t touch anybody from her side of the fence, but she also didn’t walk away or seem to be uncomfortable with the energy and celebrations there. It was nice to see the larger group find Lady and join her in an inclusive way.
Photo of Lady