vocalizing

Pocha and Guillermina’s First Morning at Sanctuary

After a long night, the girls met the day with LOTS of vocalizations – chirps, trumpets, and some little raspberries. Both elephants look more rested than on the night before and could see the sun rise over the horizon early this morning. For those who were unable to join us…...

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Bambi Leads More Nighttime Parties

We’ve talked about the raucous parties that Bambi, Mara, and Rana have been throwing at nighttime, always seeming to be instigated by Bambi.       The three of them often begin around 10pm and go for a couple of minutes until everyone is awake and rumbly. ...

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Early Morning Vocalizations

Last week when this video was filmed, Scott could hear quite a joyful ruckus early in the morning, coming up the hill from Bambi, Mara, and Rana. When getting ready for the day, there were plenty of happy noises and some trumpeting, for good measure.  Scott went down into the…...

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Bambi’s Nightly Calls

Bambi, Mara, and Rana are typically active at night and often have conversations with one another. For months now, we have been hearing them frequently around 10pm, having little trumpet fests. Whenever we hear the noise, we look into the camera to make sure all is well, but they seem…...

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EleFact Friday: From Purrs to Rumbles – How Vocal Sounds Are Made

As a family of animal lovers of all kinds, we often get questions about how elephants compare to other creatures. Recently, after posting a particularly rumbly video of Mara, Bambi, and Rana (lovingly known here as the Power Puff Girls), we had a few curious minds wondering about how elephant…...

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Mara Is a Camera Hog

Some days, the elephants here can show their personalities in the most subtle (and funny) of ways. On this day, Mara, Bambi, and Rana were standing at the fenceline and Mara started to communicate with some deep rumbles. Scott zoomed in on Mara’s forehead, trying to catch the vibrations that…...

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