Though it’s technically considered winter here at the sanctuary, it’s actually the hottest part of the year for us. Hot days make for lazy, sleepy elephants who are napping, in search of shade, or hanging out by the mud wallow or pond. The cooler evenings allow them to explore more comfortably.
In this video, Maia and Guille are sharing a mud wallow after breakfast. Guille seems to think that Maia has better mud on her side, because she’s reaching over to get what’s near Maia. Finally, she moves closer to her so that she can truly enjoy what her friend is having. For her part, Maia just hangs out, splashing herself with water and perhaps starting to feel a nap coming on.