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Our Shifting Herd Dynamics

Rana & Mara

As part of our shifting herd dynamics, Mara, Rana, and Maia have been seen together multiple times the past few days. There have been a few cute moments between the three girls, and it’s encouraging to see the three spending time together relaxed and clearly enjoying each other’s company.

In non-elephant related news, we have had roofers here the past few weeks replacing the office roof. We have to admit that replacing a roof during the rainy season is a bit of a battle, but it is happening, albeit slowly. As a bonus, the humans are becoming adept at dodging buckets that are catching drips and puddles in the house. 😂

We also wanted to share that a large branch fell off the Itchy-Scratchy tree. We aren’t sure what caused it to fall off, and believe the tree is still healthy overall. The “famous” tree just looks different now. The elephants don’t seem to mind, as they are still scratching on it every time they stop by Yard 1, and that is what matters.

Photo of Rana (front) and Mara (rear).

Comments(11)

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    Nancy Shaw says

    You’ve alot going on !

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    Sherry says

    It makes me happy to know the girls are friends. Their lives will be enriched by friendship.
    Glad to know you are getting a new roof and I know you are too!
    The Itchy-Scratchy tree is still standing, YAY.

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    Rachel says

    Haha, love this post. Happy to hear the eles are successfully deepening their bonds and that the humans are successfully dodging buckets. I’m smiling at the thought of it all. Hurrah for both!

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    Sallie says

    GOD SAVE THE ITCHY-SCRATCHY TREE! YIPPEE!

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    Sallie says

    FRIENDSHIP ENSURES THE PERMANENT BOND BETWEEN THESE GIRLS. IT IS SO UPLIFTING TO SEE THIS HAPPENING! WE HUMANS NEED THIS AMAZING DISTRACTION, DURING SUCH A ROTTEN TIME IN THE WORLD . . .

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    John says

    I really believe your videos and posts are helping keep me sane these days. Thank you so much!

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    SHEILA says

    VERY NICE MAIA IS JOINING MARA AND RANA AND RAMBLING ABOUT HAPPILY! HOPING THESE 3 LADIES WILL ENCOURAGE LADY WHEN SHE SEES THEM AS A MINI HERD‼️ POOR BAMBI IS STILL ALONE TOO! I FEEL SAD FOR HER I WISH SHE WILL JOIN MARA! RANA! AND MAIA! PLUS LADY JOINS IN ALL IN ONE YARD👍🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘
    WELL KAT AND SCOTT WILL BE RESILIENT IM SURE. THEYVE BEEN RAINED ON ALOT, WELL HOPEFULLY NOT INSIDE THEIR HOUSE👍

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    Katie Howard says

    Not the itchy scratchy tree! Say it ain’t so! 😁. Well, as long as the girls don’t care, I guess I’ll adjust.
    So, a question for you: was the roof a surprise repair? Why during rainy season? (Although the bucket-jumping, puddle-dodging visual does make me smile! 😁

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      Kat Blais says

      Not a surprise. It was supposed to be done towards the end of the dry season, but like everything here, there were delays. We did not want to go through the entire rainy season the way it was, so the crew is working between storms.

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    Carey says

    Pleased to hear about Maia joining Rana and Mara.

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    Rosie P says

    Never a dull moment at ESB! Glad to hear you are getting the roof fixed, always so much to do.
    I hope the itchy-scratchy tree sprouts a new branch but, thank goodness, it is still standing and still used!……and the blossoming friendships continue. A good start to 2021.

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