Rana and Maia Enjoy Jackfruit

It’s the time of year again when the air begins to fill with the unmistakable aroma of jackfruit. Its distinct, sweet smell may be loved by some, but less appreciated by others. You can count Rana and Maia as fans of the yellow, spiny-looking – fruit. (Lady also enjoys them.) Don’t worry: jackfruit points don’t poke their mouths. 

In this video, you can see Rana place the fruit into her mouth just so with her tongue  – then use the stem like a lollipop and strip the fruit away. Maia is a little more laid back in her approach, leisurely snacking away while savoring the flavor. No matter the technique, the result is the same: sweet treats and messy faces.


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    Cintia Abney says

    Lol I loved Rana technique ❤️ But we can see that Maia wants to prolong the pleasure of savoring the fruit😊
    Are they able to get the fruits from the lower part of the tree themselves ?

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      Kat Blais says

      no, there aren’t any in the habitat. they’re not native to this area, they are only outside of the habitat.

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    Melinda says

    Love seeing our girls enjoying the yummy things in life!

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    Carol says

    I can’t stand the cuteness. The are precious!!! Love love love them!!!💖😘💖😘

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    Wim says

    The art of excellence gets a wonderful demonstration. Yummy.

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    John says

    I love it! What a great close-up enjoying the fruit. Such incredible creatures. Thank you.

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    Alice says

    Have P & G tried the jackfruit yet?

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      Kat Blais says

      they’re not fans 😂

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    Patricia says

    Oh, my goodness! This is adorable as well as amazing! I don’t ever think I’ve seen an elephant tongue before. Both these girls look like they REALLY enjoy this. I love them so much. They always bring a smile to my face. Hugs to everyone!

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    Elizabeth says

    I heard that jackfruit smells bad. What does it smell like?

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      Kat Blais says

      some people confuse jackfruit for durian, and they are not the same. it has an overly sweet smell, but not necessarily gross, although I’m not a fan. 😂

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