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Lady, Rana and Mara’s Water Tanker Party

Scott recently used the water trailer to make sure the mud wallows were extra muddy. As expected, all the elephants in that yard showed up to get silly and spend time in the water stream.

Lady was nearby when Scott began, and she quickly walked over to the trailer, with her trunk up and mouth open. She didn’t just want to play in the water stream; she wanted it in her mouth. It’s a very high volume flow, but it isn’t very much pressure. As is evident in the video – the elephants find the amount of water pressure delightful.

Mara and Rana showed up after a few minutes. Mara walked directly over to the fence while Rana stopped by the mud wallow to inspect the mud. As they approached, Lady walked about twenty meters away, where she watched Mara & Rana’s antics.

This video is longer than what we usually post. For those who like to skip around videos – the first minute and a half is Lady, the middle section is Mara and Rana having fun, and the last minute is close up footage.

After the water trailer was emptied and returned to the barn, Scott fed everyone dinner. As he was giving Rana and Mara their food, Lady began approaching them. She ate her dinner somewhat near the other two. Once Mara and Rana finished their meal, they walked a little bit closer to Lady, and they all stayed near each other for a while. Even with the excitement and silliness of Rana and Mara, which can sometimes make Lady more nervous, she did well. Lady walked away, but not with a high level of anxiety or fear. It seemed she just wanted to remove herself a little. It’s an incredible step that she wanted to continue spending time near them so soon after the excitement with the water trailer.

September 13.2020

Comments(13)

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    Sue says

    So fantastic and fun to watch the Girls enjoy the water! It must feel so wonderful to them!! Thank you for sharing….and they ARE so CUTE!!!! ❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️

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      Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

      Cimo disfrutan Rana&Mara.son el equipo de la felicidad🧡🧡🐘🐘.y su buena energia atrae a Lady y atrae a Maia,como un iman amoroso al que se van acercando mas y mas.🌸🙏🌺💋

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    Debbie Sides says

    Thank you for these videos. The close up was like I could almost reach in and kiss their head!🤗😘🐘💚

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    Alana says

    What fun! I Love listening to Scott talk to them, more please.

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Love to see this pure pleasure and enjoyment from these deserving girls. I just know they are communicating to each other afterwards .saying ..”Wow! That was so much fun….that Scott is really a good guy”🐘🐘🐘🐘

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    Paula says

    Maravillosa fiesta de agua!
    Es hermoso observar a las chicas disfrutar y divertirse tanto!
    Seguro que Maia estaba durmiendo la siesta en algún estanque!💦
    Kat & Scott, muchas gracias por consentir y mimar a las chicas❤
    Gracias por compartir!💞
    Alegría de ver a Mara tal feliz, hoy se cumplen 4 meses de vivir con ustedes, GRACIAS, GRACIAS, GRACIAS!

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    Julie says

    Thank you all for giving these ladies novel, varied, and of course as ever, optional experiences! The secure feeling Lady gets from making her own choices seems to be finally working its magic! Elephant heaven on earth!

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    arie says

    There isn’t much more heartwarming than watching the elephants having so much fun!
    Nice that Lady joined the party 🤗❤️

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    Wim says

    Most wonderful footage ever showing how they enjoy the water and share it all together.
    So heartwarming Lady makes these difficult social steps on her bumpy road. Thank you for making us part of the sanctuary.
    🙏🐘🐘🐘🐘

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    Tammy says

    Woohoo yippee it’s party time 🎉🐘💞 how cute it that I could watch the girls play in that water all day! Thanks for sharing 😊

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    Carol says

    Thank you, so much, for sharing these moments with us. It brings a (happy) tear to my eye every time I see them living their best Sanctuary lives after all that they’ve been through. Good, brave, wonderful Lady! I love them all, but have a special tender spot for Lady.

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    Sallie says

    wow! a big new toy with cool wet stuff inside! elephant heaven! happiness with fresh water and a mud wallow fit for a queen! and her princess friends . . . adorable vid!

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    Rosie P says

    It’s wonderful to see the girls enjoying themselves so much. What a life they now have!
    They do love that volume of water. This is such a treat for them and the supporters! It’s good to see Mara so happy and Lady really having a great time and savouring every second of her water shower.

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