elephant behavior

Who’s There?

It’s a short video, but it’s charming so we wanted to share. In the foreground is Rana and in the bushes in Ramba. They had already been together before being fed and Ramba’s food was put down first because she’s a speed racer. Scott then drove off just a bit…...

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“Eating Someone’s Head” Behavior

So……when we refer to Maia ‘eating someone’s head’, this is what we’re talking about. It is not an uncommon behavior for Asian elephants- it can be playful, demonstrative, and everywhere in between. Maia doesn’t actually bite during this behavior, although we refer to it as ‘eating,’ she just has her…...

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Rumble Spot

Scott was trying to get video of the area between their eyes, to show how it vibrates when they rumble. It starts with Maia, but Guida wants her turn to share as well. It can be hard, in this video, to see the vibrations, but you can see the area…...

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And Then There Were Three

  Sometimes when you are feeding the girls, you will already have both Maia and Guida in your sights, but then up pops Rana. This was one of those nights. Maia and Guida were being fed out by the pond when we noticed Rana show up as well. The first…...

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Maia at Dinner

Lovely Miss Maia coming for dinner. You can see she eats her veggies first, although it’s hard to tell which one. Pumpkin looks to be second and grain goes in on the third mouthful. It’s the grass eating that is mesmerizing. She takes big bites, but you can see she…...

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Rana Heading to Dinner

A short video of RanaBug at dinnertime. Many people had concerns about how well she would be able to get around, and as you can see, she does really well. Sometimes she steps with her front leg forward and bends at the ankle to compensate for her elbow, while other…...

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