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Very Muddy Elephants

We’ve had a recent break in the heat that the caregivers are appreciating when it’s time to clean up elephant dung from the yards. When it’s cooler out, the elephants will sometimes walk around more during the day. In the morning, all five girls were in the yards by the…...

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Mara Splashes With Maia and Guillermina

All of the girls have been spread out between Yards 4 and 5, with Rana and Mara pairing up while Maia, Bambi, and Guillermina have been together. But just because they’ve been spending a lot of time in two groups doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy each other’s company. ...

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Mud Wallows are Popular This Season

The mud wallows have been a big hit so far this year. Since the dry season began, the elephants have been making the most of getting wet and dirty lately. We have to fill the wallows in manually, since there’s no rain to do the job for us. We have…...

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Guille and Maia at the Mud Wallow

This video captures one of those times when you’re trying to film a moment and the elephants have something different in mind. Here, Guillermina is playing in the water, giving herself an especially thorough bath, when Maia decides to enter the picture, blocking the view. ...

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Guille’s Fun On a Hot Day

Today was a particularly warm day. Often, on the hotter days, the elephants might move a little more slowly at times – but that’s not always the case. Guillermina decided that she had tons of energy and was ready to show it off. Early in the morning, she crossed the…...

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More Muddy Fun For the Girls

After a few days of everyone shifting around, Lady has been enjoying herself in Yard 4 and the other elephants were grazing in Yard 5. It was time for Rana and Mara’s treatment, so the five of them walked into the smaller yards by the barn so they could go…...

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