Some mornings we are met with greeting parties from the elephants. The girls can be vocal in the early hours, and this particular video was taken a little past sunrise. While Guille and Maia were walking down the fence line toward them, Rana, Mara, and Bambi stopped by to express “good morning” in their own unique ways – and their silliness carried on through breakfast time.
You can see that Rana’s fuzzy tail is sticking out which, in this case, shows that she’s in a cheerful mood. For a moment, Mara offers her foot to Rana, which is a playful thing that she once did often, and we are starting to see her do again. Throughout the experience, Bambi is making her deep rumbles to signify contentment; Rana joins in with some rumbles of her own – and Mara makes all of the noises in between. Even on the sleepiest of mornings, there’s nothing like a lively elephant welcome to wake you up.