elephant behavior

Lady Continues To Venture Out

During the dry season when there is less fresh grass to eat, Lady will often meet her caregiver at the fence for breakfast. Now that the rain has made the grass so fresh and abundant, Lady isn’t as interested in the food we have to offer as she is in…...

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For Rana, Sometimes Grazing Wins the Day

Rana and Bambi have been exploring together near the creek in Yard 4 more often, especially now that it’s the rainy season and the grazing is particularly good there. Lady, Maia, and Rana have always seemed to love it across the creek, but for some reason it hasn’t appealed to…...

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Lady Is Spry In the Rain

A huge rainstorm passed through the area recently, and it seemed to appear out of nowhere. While we are used to experiencing straight-line winds and hail in the US, we’ve never seen anything like this storm in Brazil....

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EleFact Friday: Of Mice and Elephants

Happy Friday – EleFact Friday! Today we’re addressing another myth that we’ve probably all heard: are elephants really afraid of mice? Dr. Trish touched briefly on this in her AMA blog, but never really explored the myth in depth. From biblical stories to children’s movies, this idea has been historically…...

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Maia Joins Rana, Mara, and Bambi For Dinner

Shirlei recently witnessed Maia standing near Rana during dinnertime, when Rana was with Bambi and Mara. As you likely know, Maia has been coming closer and closer to Mara, Bambi, and Rana, and everything has been relaxed. On this day, Maia actually felt comfortable enough to walk right up to…...

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Lady and Mara Are Uncertain But Intrigued

Since rainy weather means footwork season for all of the girls, Mara was in the barn recently having a foot soak, when Lady walked over. The footsoak chute exits into Yard 3, where Lady was hanging out at the time. For some reason, Mara was startled by Lady’s presence in…...

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