This piece was originally scheduled to publish before Pocha’s passing. In her honor, we decided to keep the post, as it gives you a glimpse of her peaceful nature and her soulful eyes:
Sometimes rain brings a silliness to the elephants and other times it provides an atmosphere of calm relaxation. This was one of those more low-key afternoons. Mara, Bambi, and Pocha were enjoying a few moments of quiet, as the rainfall brought peaceful sounds to the sanctuary.
Like Rana, Pocha is an elephant who embraces human contact when she’s in the right mood. After stopping at the water trough for a drink, she walked over to give Scott a quick hello and a peek at her gorgeous eyes. Mara and Bambi seem unfazed by Scott’s presence, choosing instead to graze and soak in the afternoon shower.