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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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Who is Trumpeting?

Normally, when trumpet and rumble parties break out among the elephants, they are initiated by Rana, Mara, and Bambi. But we recently heard a happy ruckus that originated from elsewhere – and we don’t know why or by whom....

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Guille’s Playful Call

Guille decided to show a new sign of her playful behavior recently. She was standing near Bambi and, a lot of the time when Bambi walks over, Guille makes her deflated blowing sound the way she did with Pocha when Guille was trying to be cute and/or get away with…...

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Mara’s Reunion With Bambi and Rana

One morning, when visiting caregiver Nicole got to the barn, it was overcast with a little bit of rain. Bambi and Rana were in Yard 5 rumbling and roaring and running around. They kept walking over to the gate between Yards 4 and 5 and just staring through it. Though…...

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Rana’s Reunion With Her Friends

After Rana’s second trip to the male Asian habitat, we opened the yard for her and she hurried back to her friends – and to a little trumpet party. Maia, Bambi, and Mara were enjoying the dirt and Guille was standing nearby after saying hello to the three of them.…...

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