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. ❤️