Rana, Mara, and Bambi Have Lots To Communicate

As you may know, the elephants seem to think of the 4-wheelers as something akin to an ice cream truck – ready to offer food whenever it drives by. On a recent afternoon, Scott was passing by Yard 4 and stopped for a moment to greet Rana, Mara, and Bambi, who came up to the fence line. They appeared to be disappointed that he had no food for them and Mara was vocal about it. While Rana rumbles, seeming to greet Scott, Mara gives one of her extended squeaks, which causes Bambi to offer a little trumpet. Rana responds with another rumble, which seems to quiet the group down. It goes to show that, even though the elephants might appreciate visits from their human caregivers, on some days there is no substitute for snacks.


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    Melinda says

    I’m with the eles! There’s never a substitute for snacks!

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    Pam says

    LOVE these close-up videos! Thanks for capturing the moment so beautifully, Scott and Sara!

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    Alejandra Enquin says

    Para comerlas a BESOSπŸ™πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ ellas son unos bocadillos de dulce de lecheπŸ₯°πŸ˜

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    Maria Monello says

    Pretty princesses 😍😍😍 Scott thought you were coming to the fence line to check out thee assortments of snacks when in reality you girls were singing him

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    Terry says

    Pump in some ice cream truck music and watch those girls dance!!!

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    Debbie Sides says

    Oh my heart I was thinking the same thing. Ice Cream truck that children run after when hearing that music. They are just the cutest!πŸ’šπŸ˜

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    Carey says

    Love the comparison of the 4 wheelers as an ice cream truck! Mara’s extended squeak sounds like an extended β€œpleeeeeease” and very downcast at no treats !! Well my heartstrings were certainly pulled !

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