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One for the Road

Volume on. This morning Scott walked up to Maia as he always would and gave her a little rumble. For a moment she got a bit wide-eyed and excited, and then she fell silent. We’re not sure if it’s because she’s not ready to be silly yet, or she remembers…...

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Rumble Spot

Scott was trying to get video of the area between their eyes, to show how it vibrates when they rumble. It starts with Maia, but Guida wants her turn to share as well. It can be hard, in this video, to see the vibrations, but you can see the area…...

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Miss Maia Approves The New Water Trough 😄

Volume on!! Construction and expansion of Elephant Sanctuary Brazil is a constant. We have water troughs in several places throughout the female Asian habitat, but yesterday Scott and Panto were finishing a new one at the furthest point of the habitat. It’s by the pond, and a favorite spot for…...

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A Pre-Breakfast Chat

The lovely Maia (starts out on the right) and Guida having a pre-breakfast chat. Most of the loud noises are Maia, Guida chimes in with the grandma wheezes, rumbles, and trunk pops. Part way through you can hear a trumpet in the distance, that’s Rana. Usually if a couple of…...

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Rana Rumbles and Trumpets

This video proves that Rana is ridiculously charming no matter what vocalization she makes. If you listen carefully, you can hear Maia and Guida off in the distance. Around the five second mark, you can hear a trumpet. Just after that, there’s a good closeup of Rana’s ‘finger,’ and you…...

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A Little Bit of Good Morning

We’re having issues getting video off of Scott’s phone, but the short one went, so we’ll share that. Guida is on the left, Maia is on the right. As usual, most of the louder noises are Maia, the rumbles and blowing is Guida. The ear between the two of them…...

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