After dinner, Mara, Bambi, and Maia headed to the water trough but decided that, even though it had plenty of water inside, they wanted water from the hose instead, which we’ve seen as a somewhat universal thing with all of the elephants we’ve worked with throughout the past 30 years. Maia was first to the hose, but Mara and Bambi walked up and sort of sandwiched her, so she slowly stepped to the back and let them have the first gulps. That is not something that would have necessarily happened in the past; she is definitely learning to be a little more herd focused.
After a while, Maia decided she had shown enough grace and made her way to the side so that she could also enjoy some water from the hose. Mara walked into the pasture to begin grazing, while Bambi and Maia competed for who would get the most water the fastest. Once they’d had their fill, Bambi and Maia joined Mara in the habitat to graze – three elephants spending a nice part of the evening together.
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Carey saysMarch 15, 2023 at 2:17 pm
So that was Bambi shoving Maia’s trunk out of the way? Wow, Bambi needs some “herd focus” 😁 training!
Sara saysMarch 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm
They often protect their food from those who want to share without permission.
Anne Zarle saysMarch 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm
I love this so much. Thank you for sharing.
Nancy saysMarch 15, 2023 at 3:30 pm
OMG !! I almost “WET” my pants watching this !! hahahaha
Linda saysMarch 15, 2023 at 3:52 pm
Wonderful video, thank you! How much water can their trunks hold before they transfer it to their mouths?
Sara saysMarch 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm
According to research by Georgia Tech University, they can hold up to 5.5 liters.
Linda saysMarch 15, 2023 at 7:58 pm
That’s incredible!!! Thank you!
Terry saysMarch 15, 2023 at 10:08 pm
Instead of a water holding tank, they have water holding trunks!!! The cool water and pressure going into their trunks must feel nice…excellent water pressure by the way!
Sheila saysMarch 16, 2023 at 2:34 am
Yes u ladies love the mice cold clean water. Like humans. It’s very refreshing! Hope ur day was refreshing as well in the jungle😍
Lori Hoover saysMarch 25, 2023 at 7:14 pm
I’m having a late viewing of this video, but I just wanted to say how amazed I am that all three of them have so much pink on their noses. I could ALMOST forget they are gray elephants with all that pink showing. And, it is so good to see Maia a part of the groupings.
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