It’s the rainy season, so there is lots of mud everywhere all of the time. There’s been more rain than usual the past few days, and the elephants designated one day as “mud day” (or at least it seemed that way).
Bambi and Rana were in the same yard, with Mara in the neighboring yard. In the corner between Yards 2 & 3, there is a dust pile on one side. On the other side, over the years, the elephants have made a decent-sized hole. All three girls converged in that corner and started bathing, squishing, and rubbing. They all seemed super happy and light to be so muddy. They were ridiculously messy looking, with inches of mud piled thick all over their entire bodies. They were having a big party, with lots of touching each other and silliness.
They seemed to all have a wonderful time, and there is nothing better than happy and dirty elephants.
Photo of a very muddy Mara.