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Maia Goes On a Walk

Maia is known for enjoying time to herself on occasion, though she has become more social with the other elephants over the last several months. In this video, Maia has an entire section of Yard 4 all to herself and seems to be relishing a few moments of the peace…...

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Maia and Guille’s Dinnertime Game

Maia and Guille were eating side-by-side at dinner in this video. Guillermina was enjoying her hay but, as she will sometimes do, wanted to check Maia’s to see if hers looked any better. So, she walked around Maia and leaned in to check Maia’s pile. But Maia, expecting this move…...

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Lady’s Party of One

Some people often wonder if, because Lady chooses not to share space with the other elephants, she gets sad or lonely. Our sense is that this isn’t the case. We feel certain that she communicates with her herd mates in her own unique manner and she most definitely has ways…...

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Bambi’s Synchronized Ear Flaps

On this particular afternoon, Bambi was sharing the yard with her friends, but was also taking some time to herself – to graze and relax. You can see her big, beautiful ears flapping rhythmically and in a synchronized way. This is to keep cool and make sure that bugs stay…...

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Rainy Morning Meeting

Some mornings are just a delight, for humans and elephants. During our breakfast check-in with the girls, we met them at a rainy moment. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were cheerfully muddy and soaked. (The humans were happy for the rain, but not quite as elated to be drenching wet.) As…...

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Rana’s “Land Shark” Technique

Sometimes after we put snacks out into the habitat, some of the girls become what we refer to as “land sharks,” headed straight toward the food. What you see in this video is Rana’s particular technique for this. She’s more sly in her approach than the others; she likes to…...

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