If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Lady knows how to make the most of a mud puddle. We were on our way to bring her dinner and she passed by this mud wallow, deciding to splash around and take a joyous bath before she ate. Because things here run on “elephant time,” we of course stopped to oblige her. After a few minutes, everyone headed over into Yard 5 for dinner, a little muddier than usual.
P.S.: For those who may be curious, Lady, and other elephants, hit the water to make it muddier. When the water is too clean, they will slap the water to dredge up some dirt from the bottom, creating a much more satisfactory mud.
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Pamela Hall saysMay 22, 2023 at 2:21 pm
Lady MY SWEET LADY! You are my favorite…
Charlotte Hansen saysMay 22, 2023 at 2:39 pm
You made my day, Sara! (and whoever took the video!)
Carol saysMay 22, 2023 at 3:18 pm
Love her so much, our Lovely Lady
Wim saysMay 22, 2023 at 4:57 pm
Years of practice do make perfection.
Tracy H saysMay 22, 2023 at 5:27 pm
Love me some Ladybug. 🐘🐘
Tammy saysMay 22, 2023 at 6:38 pm
Party on Lady this looks like a really great fun relaxing time. I swear these mud baths give our girls healthy beautiful skin so move over and make room for the rest of us! Love and hugs 💞🐘 🤗
Alana saysMay 22, 2023 at 7:25 pm
Does the mud provide some benefit for her feet too? She is a cutie pie!
Sara saysMay 22, 2023 at 8:17 pm
It almost certainly soothes them. She does like to stand in it to keep things soft.
Terry saysMay 22, 2023 at 10:37 pm
She looks SO GREAT!!!
Debbie Sides saysMay 23, 2023 at 7:30 am
Bless her she is just too cute!💚
Jeanine Sahulka saysMay 23, 2023 at 9:55 am
It’s so nice to see a happy elephant. Do you have any more rescues planned? There is such a need.
Sara saysMay 23, 2023 at 12:35 pm
We have several elephants who are in the permitting process to come to sanctuary. You can read any updates on them here: https://globalelephants.org/current-progress/
JoAnn Merriman-Eaton saysMay 23, 2023 at 8:01 pm
How wonderful that Lady can do just as she pleases, when she pleases. As GSE says……it is ALL about the elephant, her choices, and it all runs on elephant time. Thank you GSE for allowing these precious elles to live autonomously as possible, with their own species. #sanctuaryheals 🐘❤️
Lori Hoover saysMay 24, 2023 at 6:51 pm
HA! Your first sentences about Lady knowing how to enjoy a muddle puddle made me laugh. When I saw the title of this post: Lady Splashes In the Mud Wallow, I thought to myself: Of course she does. Lady always seems to go all out splashing in the mud. It’s great to see and know that it obviously seems to be one of her favorite things.
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