Maia and Guille at the Waterer

Hot mornings make for lazy elephants. And that’s exactly what we have here: a sleepy Maia and Guille. When the weather is as warm as it is at the moment, no one wants to move too quickly – neither the elephants, the people, nor the chickens. 

A slow-moving Guillermina has her trunk drowsily hanging over the fence – but she’s not so dozy that she won’t play with the lock on the water trough. (Elephants are curious beings, so you can see why we keep locks on the waterers.) Maia just finished a giant jackfruit, a favorite of hers, and wandered over to get a drink. Neither seems in a hurry to do anything else but take their time in the moment and get some cooling relief from the sun.


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    Pam says

    Every time I watch this video (for the third or fourth time now), Guillermina’s trunk reminds me of an octopus’ arm … so dexterous!

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    Bonnie says

    So they like to play with the water seems like they’re having a good time how hot is it there here a little cool today in Wisconsin

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      Sara says

      Not sure of the exact temp today – but trust us, it’s hot!

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    Julie says

    Thanks for the close-ups of beautiful Maia and Guille! Do you all ever make the girls ice treats to beat the heat?

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      Sara says

      We will sometimes give them frozen fruit on hot days.

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    John says

    I think I’m addicted to these posts. Is there a 12 step program for this?

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      Sara says

      Haha. You’re stuck here with us!

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