Lovely Ladies in the Rain

While it’s still the dry season here in Mato Grosso, we keep getting wonderful and unexpected rainstorms. It makes the grass and people really happy and it makes the elephants really silly. When the weather is slightly cooler and it rains, the girls always seem extra light and playful. As the team was driving up to feed the ladies this rainy afternoon, the elephants were already very spirited – all muddy and wet, their tails sticking out with excitement. Seeing someone drive up in the 4-wheeler ramped up the emotions to nearly a full-blown party for some of them. Pocha and Guillermina start off the chorus with their vocalizations, then Bambi walks over to join them and eventually asks for a snack in a not-so-subtle way. Rana and Mara are also there in the background, enjoying the rain in a more mellow style.


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    Pam says

    How much fun this rainy day must be for these girls! And so much fun for us, watching their enjoyment. Thank you!

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    Nancy says

    WHAT A WONDERFUL VIDEO! So much talking and sticky-outy tails…my favorite!

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    Susan Flewelling says

    Lovely! That must feel so good!

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    It makes me happy to see them so happy!! You made my day once again!!

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    Alana says

    That looks so good, they look & sound so happy! It will be 107 f. here today. Wish I was there enjoying the rain with the power-puff girls.

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    John says

    It’s like Pocha and Guille are still expressing their love to you for taking them away from the concrete pit.

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    Alicia says

    What a wonderful sight! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Debbie Sides says

    Those little squeaks, trumpets & barks & rumbles are the cutest sounds! And was there a raspberry in there?☺️

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