vocalizing

“The Powerpuff Girls” Are More Vocal

The “Powerpuff Girls,” Rana, Mara, and Bambi, are known for their periodic vocal celebrations. Sometimes there’s a definitive reason for the party, but other times only they know what the hullabaloo is about. ...

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The “Powerpuff Girls” Vocalize

Recently, Lady was spending time in Yard 3 by the barn and the other five elephants were hanging out in the other two adjoining yards. Guillermina was being particularly silly, but she didn’t want to go anywhere by herself. Normally, you can call her and she’ll readily head in your…...

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Guillermina’s Vocalization

Guillermina and Maia spent the afternoon in the mud wallow together recently. Scott was there for a few minutes, so he went over to take a photo; he was quiet and just walked over to the fence without speaking. After taking the photos, Guille saw him and started moving toward…...

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Mara Squeaks a Reminder

Because Mara is sometimes the last to respond to Bambi and Rana’s nighttime parties, you might assume that she’s not as vocal as the rest of the elephants. But that isn’t always true....

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Dry Season Trumpet Party

During the evening, Kat was outside and heard a little bit of a rumble and trumpet party down in the valley. It was the type of vocalization that we often hear, which is generally Bambi calling to her sisters, Rana responding, then Mara returning the calls with her squeaks. We…...

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The Powerpuff Girls Celebrate the Sunshine

As we mentioned earlier, we had a short cold snap here in Mato Grosso a few days ago. They don’t happen often and, when they do, the temperatures stay around the low 50s Fahrenheit (or the low teens Celsius). The elephants fare well during these brief intervals, but they also…...

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