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Enjoying a Torrential Downpour

Over the weekend, we had a torrential downpour of rain. When it started raining, Kat and Scott were with Maia, doing a tick check and bug spray application. She started getting silly, but Kat and Scott were getting soaked, so they left her to be silly by herself. She didn’t seem to mind. On their way to seek shelter, they saw Lady in the mud wallow. It seems Lady didn’t find the heavy rain to be sufficient, as she was happily applying a thick coating of mud to herself. Of course, the rain was washing it away as quickly as she put it on, but it didn’t seem to dissuade her.

They made it back up to the house and checked the cameras, just in time to record these video clips. It seems Mara and Rana were very sleepy and lazy in the rain. In the wild, when a member of a herd lays down to sleep, another elephant usually stands over them, watching for potential danger. Of course, there are no dangers here, but Mara was a perfect herd member, standing over Rana while she napped. Being a good friend is rather exhausting, so eventually, Mara laid next to Rana to sleep as well. Mara got up first, and then Rana rose after.

Bambi was near the barn but not on camera, so we aren’t sure how she enjoyed the rain, but she seemed happy and content when we checked on her later.

In the video, Mara is on the left; and Rana is on the right (and also lays down first).

October 28, 2020

Comments(26)

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    Patricia Aguilar says

    If they could talk I know they’d be saying, “This is the life.”

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    Paula says

    ADORO A ESTAS DAMAS!!!!!!!!

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      Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

      Que dupla estas chicas 😍😍Hicieron una Amistad de Fierro,son tan compañeras es emocionante ver a Mara “cuidando”! a Rana acostada.y que ternuras las dos acostadas disfrutando la vida,su libertad,el ser parte de la Naturaleza,dejarse mimar por la lluvia❤🙏🐘🐘❤❤

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    Carol says

    could this be any cuter???

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      John Perrigo says

      Only if Mara gave Rana a trunk massage.

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    Rachel says

    Haha, how sweet! Watching Mara give in and lay down says it all – and I relate!

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    Nancy Shaw says

    Besides watching Dulary NOT getting out of the truck—-This is the BEST Elephantono I have ever seen! 🙂 🙂

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    These two mud babies make me smile! So cute when Mara started getting sleepy with her head swaying, then finally just said to heck with it…….I’m taking a nap too!!

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    Kelejan says

    Elephants laying down to sleep means they feel safe. Lovely watching them in the rain.

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    Tammy says

    Watching these beautiful ladies these gentle giants in action (or not) makes It so easy to fall in love with them I tell you even the simple things like rain is amazing to see them thoroughly enjoy and relax in it while I also learned more about their napping habits of how theres a guard member keeping watch so thank you I really loved it 💞🐘💞🐘💞

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    Julie says

    That is precious! They’re just like kids; they’re even cuter when they’re asleep. Hehe

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    Wim says

    Smashing footage The Sleeping Sisters from Brasil. The girls really are versatile and seem to enjoy their holiday together.🙏🐘🐘🙏

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    Roger Stevens says

    They appear to be well enough to join a herd in the wild where they belong. WHY not??

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    Heidi says

    They’re so sweet, they melted in the rain!

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    Kyle says

    They look exac tly like my dog! She has humongous ears and melts when you scratch her in the right spot. I think my dog (Stella) and Rana would be great friendsc

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    Karen Bonadio says

    I found myself feeling sleepy watching these 2. beautiful friends laying together. This video should be on the CALM app, as it’s a stress reliever and can lull people to sleep!!!

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    Bo says

    Melt.

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    arie says

    PARADISE 🤗❤️

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    Rosie P says

    Two rainy blobs! How gorgeous they look, lazing in the cooling rain, relaxed and enjoying the moment. Loved the video. Hope Bambi enjoyed her time, too. Seems the friendship has waned which is sad but Bambi has a lot to learn and to explore so, hopefully, she is occupied and happy. So good to know that Lady enjoyed the mud wallow.

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    SHEILA says

    OH MY GOODNESS, THE LADIES HAD A NAP❗️WELL WHEN IT RAINS💦 TORRENTIALLY. HUMANS GET TIRED AND SLEEPY TOO! SO WATCHING RANA 🐘SLIDE INTO SLEEP WAS COOL👍! THEN SHORTLY THEREAFTER ZOOM 🐘MARA SLIDES DOWN! FUNNY BIG LADIES. JUST ENJOYING A NICE SHOWER BEFORE THEY GET MUDDED UP AGAIN! THESE SWEETS R VERY HAPPY AND RELAXED ‼️ BEAUTIFUL!❤️👍 BIG MUD LUMPS BY THE SAND PILE😍👍

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    Carol Anderson says

    So Cool.

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    Crystal Alexander says

    This is one of THE BEST video’s yet! Love it. So adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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    Elaine richard says

    Nothing like hanging with a buddy … in a mud hole … in the rain. Heaven. So glad you had lovely restorative rain after the awful fires.

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    Debbie Sides says

    They are the cutest little love bugs!

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    Carol in Canada says

    I’m so glad GSE exists; a place where Elephants like our girls can live out their ives in safety – and with the expert care they require, after having spent their lives in captivity. Kudos to all the people on your team for giving these magnificent beings an opportunity to live their lives in peace, and in the company of others of their kind. THANK YOU

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    Elke Riesterer says

    RAIN finally – how wonderful. Elephantine joy!

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