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Sunday Smile: Maia’s Lazy Drink

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re showing you Maia’s laziest possible version of a bath. When you see an elephant’s trunk above the top bar of the fence it can mean lots of things; in this case it shows Maia being extra lethargic. She seems to be saying that her…...

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Lady’s Cooling Bath

This video of Lady was filmed a few days ago, when the weather was unseasonably warm here. The temperatures have taken a turn for the better and things are lovely these days. On the hotter days, Lady was more quiet and insulated. On these days, we do watch her more…...

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Muddy Bambi in the Morning

We mentioned last week that Rana, Mara, Bambi, Guillermina, and Maia have been spending their pre-breakfast mornings by the pond. But whether it’s from the pond, the mud wallows, or the water troughs, elephants love to make mud and slather it on. The temperatures have been higher than normal for…...

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Scott and Lady in the Rain

The rainy season hasn’t been as intense this year as in previous years, which means that sometimes there are longer breaks between showers than we would expect. But, as you know, rain makes for happy elephants. Here, Scott takes a few moments to enjoy the refreshing weather with Lady, who…...

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Lady in the Tall Grass

Now that the rainy season has allowed our crew to construct more fencing, we have finished building out the second yard in the male Asian habitat. Lady has had access to it this week and the grass is stunning. Our resident greenery connoisseur has literally been up to her head…...

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The “Powerpuff Girls” Stick Together

This week, five elephants – Maia, Mara, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina – were in Yard 4 when they got their breakfast. For some time, the whole group of them stayed together near the creek. Eventually, Maia walked away to graze by herself, leaving the other four girls to go about…...

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