We had a few supporters asking questions about how frequently elephants breathe after our last pond video, so we’ve recorded this little video for those who want a visual understanding.
This is Maia in one of our ponds, breathing normally. To answer some questions in advance – yes, this is entirely normal behavior; yes, Maia is perfectly fine, and, no, we can’t watch it without laughing either. For those who are wondering, an elephant breathes about six times every minute.
January 2, 2020
Maia the Pond Blob Parts 1 and 2:
- Part 1: Jan 26, 2018 →
- Part 2: Dec 11.2019 →
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Carol saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 4:34 pm
My question is does the muddy water make Maia cleaner of dirtier????
EleComposer saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 5:13 pm
The water isn’t muddy, it’s just the color because of the soil. It makes her nice and clean. 🙂
Eve Dagny Brattland saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 4:35 pm
What a delightful video! Thank you for sharing ?
Sherry saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 4:36 pm
I just watched the movie “The Elephant Queen” about a herd in Africa and their matriarch, Athena. She leads them to water
and they survive. At this timeline in the movie there was a drought on the African plain. This is a great learning video. I watched it on Apple TV.
They cannot live without water.
Muriel Servaege saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 4:41 pm
Enjoyed watching this video!
Barbara saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm
That’s so cute! She is quite happy in the water ♥️?
Kelejan saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 5:39 pm
We learn something every day and I find it fascinating.
CyrAnn saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm
She defiantly is enjoying her spa treatment!!!!!!!
I didn’t realize they can hold their breath for so long! I’m always learning something new with these wonderful Ellie’s……..
Lori Hoover saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm
LOLOL I’m trying to figure out if her eyes ever peek over the surface in this video? I don’t think so, do they? She certainly seems to be sniffing the cameraperson out though, doesn’t she? Thank you for sharing, Maia is an adorable Pond Blob.
Bobi StaySee saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 7:01 pm
Funny, two rocks and a snake; Maia floating in the pond Ramba was resting in while Rana stood over – then climbed over Ramba only a couple of weeks ago. Thank you for sharing, so soothing to watch and listen for the breath.
JC Tryon saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 7:59 pm
While bathing, do they ever roll over? Now THAT would be a sight!!
Allison Millman saysJanuary 2, 2020 at 9:59 pm
I have never seen anything that made my heart smile this much. I just love this! Thank you for sharing this. Pure joy!
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