Four Ladies At the Fence

It’s becoming more and more common to see Maia join Bambi, Mara, and Rana at meal times. Maia seems comfortable spending time with them at other parts of the day, too, but it’s a near-daily sight to witness them eating alongside one another. Maia sometimes keeps a few fence lengths of distance between herself and the others – as she does here – but at other times feels at ease standing much closer. It’s a continued encouraging sight that never fails to inspire, watching the group determine the dynamics that will work for them in a calm and measured way.

In this video you can see Rana, Mara, Bambi, and Maia with Scott. The methodical sound of their chewing is quite relaxing, as is the happy ear flapping.


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    Kenneth B. Newman says

    Does Lady ever interact with them????? Or will she be a loner for life?

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      Sara says

      She does interact with them if they are in neighboring yards. But she may never be comfortable sharing a yard with them. Of course, that is fine.

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    John says

    I’m thinking maybe you guys could do like a 20 minute meditation video with just elephant ear-flapping and birdsong. 😎

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    Carol says


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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Love, love, love love love!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Our girls are Peaceful, happy and healthy at GSE in Brazil!! Miss Lady Bug is living life on her terms exploring her vast territory.
    Thank you Scott, Kat and team.🥰🐘

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    Elizabeth Alter says

    I love to see the videos with sound. Rana’s ears seem extra loud when she flops them back and forth. It reminds me of windshield wipers. So nice to see the 4 ladies and hear Scott. Keep going with all your great work!!

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    Tammy says

    Thank you Scott! Love those adorable amazing ladies 😘 🐘🐘🐘🐘 💞

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Oh what a lovely video!! What can be better for one’s peace of mind than to watch one of your elephant videos?! Works for me every single time!

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    Carey says

    So inspiring, thank you all so so much. Heavenly watching the progress of the continually evolving herd! WOW. Can you tell me something, what Scott described as soft rumbling, does it sound like a heavy breathing? Or are the rumbles very very low within that? I am trying to figure out what the sounds are! Thank you!

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      Sara says

      Rumbles are generally deeper sounds that can be compared to cat purring. Elephants also blow air out of their trunks as well, but that’s a separate kind of noise.

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    Lynne Russert says

    Progress!!! Yeah!!!

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    Patricia says

    My heart is so warmed and full of love for all of them. I’m so happy Maia is feeling some connection to the other girls after her great loss. Thank you for this beautiful positive energy! Our world needs it badly. Kisses to each girl and prayers that we soon see Pocha and Guillermina in a sanctuary video. Love to all.

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