Lady Wants To Swim

After the recent rain, we’ve been experiencing a temperature shift here in Mato Grosso. Things started to get chilly a couple of nights ago, so Lady decided the best activity for the evening was (obviously) a dip in the pond. Lady, as always, does exactly what she wants. 

The weather isn’t too cool for swimming, and all of the girls know how to regulate their body temperatures during colder evenings. Elephants have the ability to store up heat from the sunshine and release it gradually throughout the day, which allows them to stay warm at night. Still, it was a charming surprise to find Lady soaking wet at dinnertime – all smiles and rumbles. 

As for the rest of her time, Lady is still spending hours wandering in Yard 5, although in general she is staying closer, with occasional trips to the barn for foot soaks. We haven’t seen any increased interest in Pocha and Guillermina. For the time being, she’s content in her routine of seeking out her favorite spots in the wilder areas of the habitat.

Photo of Lady just a few minutes after exiting the pond


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    Pam says

    What a happy photo of Lady! She looks entirely contented with the life she is choosing … And what’s not to love about having the freedom to take an evening swim — or not, depending on the mood? Thank you for making this life of free choice possible, ESB!

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    Susan Flewelling says

    Lovely to see a Lady update. She obviously marches to the beat of her owm drum! 🥰🥰🥰

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Thank you so much for this Lady post!! I always wonder how she’s doing and what she’s up to, even when enjoying reading about the other ladies. She’s got a special spot in my heart! I’m happy to see she looks so happy and content and, indeed, independent!

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    Zoila Flores says

    That’s my girl! It’s wonderful to see Lady can do whatever she wants and when she wants it. 💖

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    Wim says

    Looking happy and connected with her sanctuary. She always gives me good vibes.

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    Carey says

    How wonderful!

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    JoAnn Merriman-Eaton says

    LOVE this post, and LOVE the description of Lady “content in her own routine”. That is what sanctuary is all about. Thank you GSE. #sanctuaryheals

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    Carole Kramer says

    Would love to have seen Lady swimming! However it is wonderful to know she is enjoying life – thanks to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil!!! 🐘💦🐘💜🐘💦🐘

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    Eileen says

    Love my Lady! ♥

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    Tracy H says

    Love to read updates on this special girl. Lady’s definitely living the good life whenever and however she wants! Thanks for the update as always.

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    Beji says

    Skinny dipping in the evening….what could be more perfect???

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    Tammy says

    Lady is soooo happy shes smiling 😊🐘💞

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