Pocha and the Elephant Shower

Not all elephants enjoy getting bathed with a hose. Likely, that is because they have been sprayed with water in the past when they didnโ€™t want to be. For that reason, we have an โ€œelephant showerโ€ in Yard 1, near the barn. If you want to give an elephant time and space to see if they want to get clean or cool off, you can just turn on the shower and walk away for a few minutes. That gives the individual the option to walk under the water as their choice.ย 

Up until this week, Pocha has not used the elephant shower, but finally decided that she wanted to give it a try. She stood under the water for about 5 minutes, just relaxing and splashing a little. The afternoon was warm and Pocha seemed a little sleepy, so she may have seen the shower as an easy way to cool off without putting in too much effort. As you can see, she seems very relaxed in her personal bath.


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    Tammy says

    Pocha is really enjoying that shower so glad shes found out it’s her way on her terms when she does things and nobody else’s! Thats so awesome to see thank you for sharing! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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    Cintia Abney says

    I love it! How nice to cool off! Did Guille show any interest?

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      Kat Blais says

      Guille had been in it before, but any time she went in, Pocha just stayed off to the side and watched.

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    Sherry says

    AHHHHH, feels so gooooood!

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    Zoi Flores says

    Tomorrow It will be one month since the girls arrived to sanctuary and I wonder which of these 30 days it has been the best for Pocha or for Guille. For me each day itโ€™s more exciting reading about them. This video is fantastic. I guess many of us didnโ€™t know about this shower and the way it works. Best Spa in the world!!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

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    KELEJAN says

    Every day great progress in every way. So heartwarming.

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    Elizabeth says

    Mom having a little “me time”. Each day, I check this blog for the latest news. I love the elephants and all the people that help them.

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      Kat Blais says

      thank you โค๏ธ

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    Deb says

    It is so nice to watch all these ladies enjoy their lives in comfort & peace & happiness with trusted friends like all of you at ESB. I enjoy every one of your videos!โค๏ธ

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    Kitty says

    After her past life, she must think she’s in heaven! Her eyelashes are so long and she is so beautiful. Please give her a big hug for me!

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    Patricia says

    I put the video on LARGE and it was wonderful seeing Pocha so close. I would love to touch her, but I am grateful that I get to see all the ele girls so closely. Every day they make my day and my heart is so full of love for these girls.

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    Sheila K says

    WOW. VERY EXCELLENTโค๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘A very great enrichment to have. Have any of the other ladies tried the SHOWER?? I’ll bet Pocha will encourage Guille to try it. The only way I can think of how they get to turn on is if they stand on a certain area to trigger the flow of the shower water on them. Please advise if this is the way it is set up for the Ladies.

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    Sandy Crile says

    Look at that face. She’s thinking, “Life is good.”

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    Kitty says

    Look at what a small gesture of kindness can do.

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    Debbie Sides says

    Looks so soothing. How wonderful to see these ladies experience paradise on earth in their forever home๐Ÿ’š

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