Mara Splashes With Maia and Guillermina

All of the girls have been spread out between Yards 4 and 5, with Rana and Mara pairing up while Maia, Bambi, and Guillermina have been together. But just because they’ve been spending a lot of time in two groups doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy each other’s company. 

Here, Mara and Maia have found a mud wallow and are splashing around together, getting nice and dirty. Guillermina is nearby looking for leftovers when she finally decides to join in, moving at a fairly quick pace. You can see that Mara takes a pause to watch Guille’s approach. Guille meanwhile goes about her business of covering herself with mud, standing side-by-side with Maia. Mara eventually makes her exit from the mud wallow, but stays nearby for a while before seeking out Rana again. The two friends eventually found each other, though one of them was beautifully dirty upon their reunion.


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    Terry says

    I find this ‘ mud thing” very intriguing. Does mud on an elephants skin lubricate it, cool it, and protect it from bugs all at once?
    I know my skin has gotten super dried out and “cracky” when the muds cakes came off. And just for the record, I haven’t wallowing in mud very often!🤣

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      Sara says

      It’s very cooling and acts as a protection against the sun and bugs. Maybe we should all spend more time in the mud. 😂

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    Bonnie says

    these girls love there mud was Bambi with them Sara how hot does it get there just wondering

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      Sara says

      Bambi wasn’t there, though she was relatively near. It can get into the 90s or so at the sanctuary, with very low humidity on the worst of days.

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    Diane says

    The elephants look nice and plump. Congratulations on keeping them in such, great, body, condition.

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