Muddy Girls in the Rain

When we say that the elephants love the rain, there can be no doubt by watching this video that it’s true. Though it was only sprinkling by the time this was recorded, it had previously been raining much harder, which filled the mud wallows and created lots of puddles to play in. Here, Rana and Mara are relaxing and resting from the storm, occasionally splashing themselves with mud. You can see that they’d obviously been getting dirty prior to the video’s recording, because both girls are covered in water and mud, which they clearly enjoy. 

Mara is standing in the foreground with Rana in the back. At this point in the afternoon, Rana was more interested in splashing herself than Mara, who seemed to just want to enjoy the weather and squish around in the mud. All-in-all, it was a rather uneventful afternoon, which meant the elephants really had the chance to take in the day on their own terms. 


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    Julie says

    Every day is different for the Ellies at sanctuary. Every sense gets to enjoy the beautiful grounds in a unique set of circumstances each day. Thank you, ESB!

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    Luanne L Schick says

    Love ❤️ Love ❤️ 😍 when the elephants 🐘 cross their legs. Love ❤️ 😍 all the videos.
    Love ❤️ Huzs to all the amazing staff. Kindness matters ✨️ 💓 💗 💛.
    Alberta ❤️ Canada 🇨🇦.

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    Susie says

    Are they watching you filming them ? In this video I got a feeling that they felt you were intruding on their mutual mud contemplations .

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      Sara says

      They know we are there, but didn’t give any indication that they were bothered. When they go about their business, that’s generally a good sign.

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    Audrey says

    They looked like they were just luxuriating in that beautiful rain.. So beautiful

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    SHEILA says

    Oh yes smart ladies🐘…just preparing for the Sun …they r ahead lathering up with BUG repelant and Sunscreen😀

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