The Dry Season is Coming to an End

We are nearing the end of the dry season here in Mato Grosso. Though we’ve had a couple of welcome rains and some cloud cover, we are right at the hottest time of the year. Temperatures can get high and there is low humidity. 

Everyone seems ready for the rain to return. While it’s cool enough at night so that the elephants don’t get overheated, they are less active during the day because the sun is strong and there isn’t as much coverage from the trees; there is shade, but not the vast cover that exists during the rainy season. If they need to cool off, there are water troughs, mud wallows, and ponds available to everyone. And if they go down into the creek beds, which are heavily treed and full of ferns, the temperature drops about 15 degrees. But, as you have seen, elephants love rain and are likely looking forward to making plenty of mud.

Guillermina, sporting a hay hat for sun protection


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    Katherine says

    Hope rain comes soon

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    Pam says

    I hope Scott and Kat and all the humans have some good ways to stay cool in the heat … Can’t wait to see more videos of happy elephants in the rain!

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    Nancy says

    This picture made me smile BIG-LY ! haha

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    Tracy H says

    Nothing makes me happier than seeing a smiling Ele wearing a hay hat🥰🐘🥰🐘🥰🐘
    Hope the rain comes soon

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    Pierrette Walraevens says

    I hope the rain will come soon for the Elephants ❤️🥰🐘🥰❤️

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    John says

    Every time I see a photo/video of Pocha or Guille, I think about how different their lives are now. It’s wonderful to see them both being transformed.

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    Pierrette Walraevens says

    Hoping the rain will come soon 🙏❤️ Elephants love rain a Joy for them ❤️🥰🐘🥰❤️

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    Carey says

    Very glad, touch wood, no wild fires. Hope rain comes soon, and the cooler days for all

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