Pond

Lady Wants To Swim

After the recent rain, we’ve been experiencing a temperature shift here in Mato Grosso. Things started to get chilly a couple of nights ago, so Lady decided the best activity for the evening was (obviously) a dip in the pond. Lady, as always, does exactly what she wants. ...

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Guillermina Splashing – A Little Bonus Video

A few days ago, we shared a video of Bambi watching Guillermina in the pond, almost looking over her as “the adult in the room.” Guille takes swims regularly these days and is learning to let loose and splash away. We thought you’d enjoy a little bonus footage of Guillermina…...

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Guillermina, Pocha, and the Pond

Since their first tentative explorations of Yard 4, Pocha and Guillermina have begun to go deeper into the habitat, with increasing curiosity. Yesterday, the two walked about halfway from the barn to the pond; Scott, keeping an eye on them from a distance, expected the girls to turn back. They…...

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Bambi, Mara, and Rana Have a Morning Bath

On an early morning trip through the sanctuary, Scott caught these three ladies already in the pond. He remembers being surprised they were interested in swimming, since it had rained the night before. But all three had been fully submerged and appeared content to start their day. You can hear…...

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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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Maia and the Three At the Pond

On a recent day, Maia, Bambi, Mara, and Rana were all in Yard 5. Maia was sleeping by the pond – a favorite activity of hers – and the other three girls came by, which woke her up. She walked away from them, but didn’t go far.  About an hour…...

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