mud wallow

Bambi’s Muddy Mornings

While the elephants have ponds and other water sources, they seem to have some extra love for the mud wallows lately. There are several spread throughout the habitat, so the girls can stop for a splash and a good coating if they’re feeling particularly hot or dry. ...

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Guillermina Has Silly Fun In the Mud Wallow

Recently we celebrated the joy and silliness there is to be found at sanctuary – something that can be an essential part of healing. Guillermina took this idea to heart. It was before night feed, and up at the house we could hear someone splashing away. The girls generally don’t…...

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Happy International Mud Day!

Today is International Mud Day – but we can’t limit the celebration of mud to only one day here at Global Sanctuary for Elephants. Whether the dogs are running down a muddy road, Lady is cooling off with a mud bath, Maia is taking a mud pile nap, or all…...

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Lady Enjoys a Nice Splash

There’s a great deal of excitement around how Pocha and Guillermina are growing and developing since they’ve been at sanctuary. But the other elephants are finding little moments of excitement all on their own. This video was on one of the days that Lady came into Yard 1 to see…...

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Pocha, Guille, and Rana At the Mud Wallow

Guillermina and Pocha have been showing an increased interest in interacting with the other elephants at the sanctuary, to different degrees. After their last encounter with Bambi, Mara, and Rana, Pocha spent the following evening searching for them along the fence line. So, when we found Rana in Yard 4,…...

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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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