elephant behavior

Pocha and Guillermina Meet Bambi, Mara, and Rana

Now that Pocha and Guillermina have had interactions with Lady and experienced first touches with Maia, we were curious as to how they would react to meeting Bambi, Mara, and Rana – and vice versa. The opportunity presented itself when the three ladies were in Yard 4, neighboring Yard 3,…...

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Brave Lady Comes Near the Barn – and Guillermina Takes Big Steps!

We wouldn’t necessarily have predicted that the first elephant to visit Pocha and Guillermina would be Lady – but she still finds ways to surprise us after all this time.  Lady had been spending time relatively close to the barn and showing interest in the new elephants there. She clearly…...

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Afternoon Update With Pocha and Guillermina

This morning, we caught up with Pocha and Guillermina in the barn. They are still more comfortable spending time inside, but have explored the corridor leading out to the yards. We are on elephant time now, waiting for the two girls to feel at home enough to exit when they…...

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Maia and Rana Share Touches

After spending time together after last week’s visit to the barn, Maia and Rana have had some lovely little moments to themselves. A couple of days ago at the house, we spied two elephants across the creek in Yard 4, which turned out to be Mara and Bambi. Shortly after,…...

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Maia and Bambi Touch One Another

The elephants and their behavior showed us there has been some sort of tension between Maia and Bambi, but we’ve never been sure exactly why. No one has witnessed any direct aggression between the two, but Maia has seemed more insecure around Bambi than around any of the other elephants…...

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Lady’s Continued Daily Wanderings

Lady’s explorations of the remote areas of Yard 5 have continued, but on more of a daily cycle. Where she once spent a few days at the barn, then a few days away, she is now making full rounds of the space within the span of a single 24-hour period. …...

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