After a recent night feed, the energy coming from all of the girls felt really positive. Everyone seemed pleased to be out and about. Mara seemed to be feeling good that night and was eating well. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were acting particularly sweet.
Mara, Rana, and Bambi were gathered together out in the far reaches of the habitat, so Lady decided to join us at the barn. We thought it would be a nice occasion to give her some space all to herself, to roam and explore and create a special time that was just for her. We opened up between Yards 4 and 5 for the three girls and Maia, since they are the larger yards – and we opened up Yards 1 through 3 for Lady, which she hasn’t had to herself since Mara experienced her abdominal gas bout. She also seemed light and energized, pleased to have this time to relax and think and feel whatever was on her mind that evening.
All of our elephants have different personalities and emotional needs. On that evening, it was a treat to see each individual’s personality come out, being exactly who they are.
Lady enjoying the elephant shower