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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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Bambi, Mara, and Rana Having a Chatty Afternoon

  Last weekend, Kat was up the hill and heard a bit of an elephant party coming from the habitat. Scott was already on his way with lunch for the girls and soon found Bambi, Mara, and Rana together and they had lots to say. We have no idea what…...

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Mendoza Mail: Pocha and Guillermina are Very Chatty Ladies

In this video taken by Ingo, we overhear a conversation between Pocha (left) and Guillermina (right). Of course, we don’t know what they are telling one another, but they do appear to be casual and relaxed. When an elephant is becoming more comfortable in her space, she may become more…...

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