vocalizing

Rana’s Blaring Trumpet

  Volume up!! You’ve heard Rana’s deflated trumpet, now you get to hear her blaring trumpet. This was at breakfast, the barn is open, Maia and Guida just arrived, but Rana is still somewhere outside. As Scott chats with the girls (he’ll hate that I posted this video because of…...

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Maia’s Cute Noise

Volume on!! All of the girls’ vocalizations are a joy to hear, but there are always favorites. The first noise Maia makes in this video is a rumble/roar combination that is simply fantastic. They just came into the barn, and like most elephants who have freedom of choice, they seem…...

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Rana Rumbles

  Volume on!! Today all our internet can handle is a quickie. This is lovely Rana rumbling at her sisters. They just came into the barn and you can hear Maia trumpeting and her infamous raspberries. Rana’s rumble is somewhat different from the rumbles we share in the Maia and…...

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Deflated Trumpets and Pops

  Volume up!! This morning, since the girls were by the barn, Rana was brought in for her regular treatment, and Maia and Guida came in for footwork. We always separate whoever goes first, so we can safely move around all sides of them while working. Maia and Guida were…...

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Maia’s Morning Joy

  Volume up!! It has been a little while since we shared a video of Maia and Guida and their silly morning vocalizations. Some mornings all it takes is a hello, and this is the answer you get in return. Guida is on the left, Maia is on the right.…...

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Rana Squeaks!

  One of the qualities that has made Rana easy to work with, from the very beginning, is that she emotes. At the hotel she wasn’t vocal, but she wore her emotions on her face. When working at other facilities, which are generally not set up to function safely around…...

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