mud wallow

More Rain Means More Mud – Which Means Happy Elephants

As the rainstorms become more frequent, the elephants are taking full advantage of the mud that comes along with it. During a recent visit to Yard 4, Scott was near the trough and saw Bambi, Mara, and Rana all either emerging from the pond or still splashing around in it.…...

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Rainy Days and Pool Parties

We have mentioned before that the girls generally love it when it rains. Funnily enough, we have found that elephants often head toward the water during a storm. It’s not something unique to our ladies; we’ve seen elephants all over the world do similar things. Perhaps their thought process is,…...

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Lady Enjoys a Cool Bath On a Warm Day

It’s no secret that Lady loves mud and water. She likes to squish her feet in the soft mud and splash herself to keep cool. As Lady headed out to one of her favorite spots in Yard 5 recently, Kat was watching to see if she would stop to bathe…...

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Mara, Bambi, and Rana Enjoy a Cool Bath

The installation of our new well required some testing to make sure everything is functioning as it should. During the test, the inspectors needed to run the well pump for four hours, and we certainly didn’t want to waste water if it wasn’t necessary. So we asked the crew if…...

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Our New Well – Muddy Girls are Happy Girls

The ladies here love our ponds. Swimming and splashing and pond blobbing are among their favorite things to do. Even Bambi, who doesn’t necessarily go all the way into the water, enjoys standing on the banks and playing in the squishy mud. ...

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Video: Maia Tries On the New Mud Wallow for Size

Last week, we had a chance to refurbish the water trough in Yard 4. Our team dug up some of the area around the trough and plumbed a water line so that we can fill the wallow with the emptied trough water. And, of course, whenever you turn over fresh…...

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