Lady’s Trumpet Party for Two


Often, in the mornings, team members who live on the Sanctuary grounds can hear Lady having an early morning trumpet party. Each elephant’s trumpet is slightly different, and we can usually tell who is trumpeting.

These early morning trumpets are distinctly Lady, and they frequently happen right before the team starts arriving at the barn for the day. Usually, she stops when people show up, so it seems to be just her doing her own thing.

One recent morning, Mateus (a newer caregiver) was first at the barn, and when he arrived, Lady continued her trumpet party. She trumpeted at least a dozen times that morning. Mateus said she was also making raspberry noises and playing with some small bushes by kicking them.

She had finished her party by the time the others trickled into the barn. Lady was in a happy mood all morning, as was Mateus, who had just witnessed his first Lady party. ❤️

July 17, 2020


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    Jillyp says

    ❤️❤️❤️She must be amazed every new day that she’s in the wonderful sanctuary she’s always dreamed of ? ✨??

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    Chris says

    How blessed was Mateus to see Lady’s trumpet party.

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    Paula says

    Gran privilegio para Mateus presenciar ese mágico momento!
    Siempre me pregunto que se sentirá una fiesta de trompetas tan de cerca, seguro debe atravesar el cuerpo de uno , haciendo vibrar todo el ser, debe expandirse el corazón . Muy emocionante!
    De seguro ,la primera vez arranca lágrimas,
    ¡Lady está muy contenta, que genial noticia!

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    Debbie Sides says

    She’s the cutest thing qnd to hear her trumpet party and raspberries must be so exciting! Love Ladybug?

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    Wim says

    She’s probably practicing for her first sanctuary concert. Will be so delightful to hear ladylike vocalising. Well done Your Ladyship.

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Beyond precious. Lady bug needs to do an itune recording for the world to hear! I expect someday, to see the girls in their own orchestra, equally participating a capella. Elephants actually have a great sense of rhythm & harmony. Ok girls, let’s see what you can do! Whoop whoop!

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    Bo says

    If humans could understand and speak elephant, mmhh would be so wonderful to truly know what they are saying. And if elephants would understand our language, not just short words which they can understand up to a certain point through training, like with dogs, it would be such an amazing step forward in order for their mental and medical treatments. The sounds they make, their body language, esp after a while, I’m sure that everyone at the sanctuary who takes care of the elephants do their utter best to ‘guess’ understand the language of each individual elephant. They all have their unique characteristic language, I’m sure, as all animals have.
    So, yes, the caretakers at the sanctuary, I think they come close to speaking and understanding elephant 🙂
    It is what often frustrates me and has so often frustrated me in the past: when you want to help an animal, you wish to be able to tell them that you mean NO harm.
    But you can’t because they don’t speak human and we don’t speak animal (whatever animal it is)
    “Dr Dolittle wanted, please!”

    Ps: elephants squeeking (or how do you call that sound?) and trumpeting, it is on top of my list when it comes to favourite sounds. I love it. Probably because I am adoring elephants more than is healthy for me 😉

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    Rosie P says

    This must have been a really good day for Lady. What a gift for Mateus to witness her trumpet party.
    Our precious Lady Bug enjoying her freedom ( and maybe a less painful feet day)and demonstrating it in the most glorious way! Smiles all round for us!

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    Sherry says

    Lady says, it’s another day and I am glad to be here at sanctuary. ????It is a good feeling knowing Lady is being cared for just like all of the elephants. Thank you sanctuary.

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    Shirley Taylor says

    Look at her beautiful smiling eyes and so cheeky love her so much.. xx

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    carey says

    I cant remember her having trumpet parties at the zoo when the team were collecting her what a change in her we’re seeing

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