Rainy Season Is Coming to a Close


The rainy season has its many challenges, but if we are honest, we’d have to say nobody is excited when the dry season arrives. At least we aren’t, and neither are the elephants who love the rain and never seem to tire of it. Our laundry dries way faster, but that’s really about all we have to look forward to once the rains stop.

It’s raining less and less here as the rainy season comes to a close, but we are delighted it’s still raining most days. We are getting more rain than in much of the surrounding areas in Brazil. There are many states where the annual rainfall is slowly yet steadily dropping. Thankfully that is not the case in our region.

Here in Brazil, mid/late dry season = fire season, which is why we are so grateful for rain and all our new firefighting equipment. We purchased it thanks to last year’s Big Payback fundraiser ( PS: don’t forget to mark your calendars – this year is May 6-7). Having it gives us more ease of mind heading into this dry season than we have had in previous years.

While our rain is getting less frequent, the elephant parties during – and after – our more limited rain have not abated. Photo of Maia, being a complete and total mud queen.

April 17, 2020


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    Linda Lalonde says

    Perfect organic facial Maia! 🙂
    Like a day at the spa…

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    Muriel Servaege says

    Hope you and the elephants will go through the dry season without any major problem.

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    Susan says

    Hello gorgeous!!!!! ❤️?❤️

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    Sheila says

    My goodness yes indeed! Msia sure is the mud queen? yes she certainly wears her mud well!! ??. Shes sure making up for so man years not having mud in circus?

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    Kelejan says

    Do you a safe source of water like a big river that does not dry up?

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      EleComposer says

      Yes, we do. We have springs that are so clean and fresh that four bottling companies reside in this little town. Streams and rivers that are big enough to bathe and play in, but small enough to not be overwhelming to older or sick elephants.

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    Kelejan says

    Thank you, I find that so comforting. So that means that our girls may not have the rain on their backs but can wallow in the ponds.

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    Rosie P says

    I guess that more hose showers and pond wallowing takes place in the dry season. I am wondering if Lady has been seen in the ponds recently?

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Hello Maia, you Brazilian beauty. Enjoy all the mud baths and facials while the rains last.

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