The Girls and Their Bug Spray

In this video, Scott narrates as he gives elephants some natural bug spray in their noses. He explains this is a homemade, non-toxic formula that is safe for them to ingest, should they decide they would like to do a taste test. We spray it on them each day, but any time we do, they also want a trunkful, which they spray on themselves. And honestly, they get much better coverage than we do. You can see that they all take their turn, not trying to grab the wand with their noses; they’re completely gentle and very patient ladies.


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    Pamela Hall says

    Amazing that they know it’s for topical not internal use. Geniuses!

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    Carol says

    Is this not the cutest and smartest thing ever???? They wait their turn, spray themselves and don’t drink the concoction. How do they know it’s not for consumption💝💖💓💗

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      Sara says

      They’ve probably seen it done so many times that they know where it’s supposed to go.

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    Christine Curtis says

    They are so smart! Knowing just what it’s for! I love watching them. I learn so much every time😊

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    Suzanne Eaton says

    Our girls are amazing intelligent sentient beings. I am so impressed. How do they know it’s to keep bugs away? Does Lady get spray too? Thank you for sharing.

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      Sara says

      We can’t say if they know what it’s for, only that they seem to enjoy it. And, yes, Lady gets sprayed, too.

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    Patricis says

    This is such a wonderful and amazing video! They are so smart and so precious. 💞💞💞

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    June Ross says

    Super video Scot. Thank you!

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    bo says

    so smart, so sweet to ‘bye bye bugs’spray them and so great to see the ladies spray themselves 🥰

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    Carey says

    ditto to all the comments! WOW!

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    John says

    Incredible, amazing, fascinating, intelligent beings. I love these videos sooooooooooo much. 🐘🐘

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    Andrea says

    I could hear breath sounds coming from the elephants whose trunks were being filled with liquid. Are they capable of keeping one nostril free of liquid so they can continue to breath freely; are they simply able to tilt their trunks so there is room for air to pass over any liquid inside the trunk; or am I wrong and I’m hearing other elephants breathing while the one with liquid in her trunk is holding her breath?

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      Kat Blais says

      i’m not sure what it is that you are picking up on, but often they will inhale while sucking small amounts of liquid into their trunks. especially if the liquid is only going into one side. they do not do the same with large volumes like when they are drinking from the hose.

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    Nancy says

    Don’t You feel Lucky Everyday?

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      Kat Blais says

      yes we do 💜

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