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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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Sunday Smile: Mara’s Relaxing Afternoon

This week’s Sunday Smile features a very relaxed Mara. After breakfast one morning, she found one of the little piles of hay that are spread throughout the habitat. They aren’t hidden, but they’re scattered in different areas each day with the idea that looking for them will keep the elephants’…...

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Maia and Guille At the Mud Wallow

Though it’s technically considered winter here at the sanctuary, it’s actually the hottest part of the year for us. Hot days make for lazy, sleepy elephants who are napping, in search of shade, or hanging out by the mud wallow or pond. The cooler evenings allow them to explore more…...

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Guille and Rana By the Pond

The hot weather at sanctuary means that the elephants are spending lots of time in the ponds and mud wallows. Here, Rana is getting in some quality pond time when Guillermina walks by. While the girls often do spend time with each other, they also take plenty of moments to…...

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Mara Enjoys Her Watermelon

Watching and hearing an elephant crunch on a watermelon is one of the most satisfying sounds we can think of. Miss Mara was happy to oblige us with some dainty-but-gratifying bites when she got her post-treatment produce recently. It’s music to our ears....

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Lady’s Visit to Yard 4

One afternoon, Bambi, Mara, Rana, Maia, and Guille were in the yards near the barn, so some of the caregivers were curious to see if Lady could spend some time in Yard 4 to get a bit of new scenery. Scott said this was fine, as long as it was…...

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