With all the watermelon posts earlier this week, we didn’t want Lady feeling left out, so here’s a video of her enjoying half of a watermelon.
Lady isn’t quite as graceful eating her watermelons as Rana and Maia are. Her lack of grace doesn’t affect her enjoyment of them. She may be trying to perfect her watermelon eating skills, or she may have decided that the best technique is to have fun and get messy.
The other day, she tried to suck out the juicy red fruit from the rind instead of picking it up. That didn’t work very well. She is getting better at eating them, but it’s still hilariously adorable to watch.
PS: Apologies to those in the northern hemisphere who are craving watermelons due to our posts this week, but have a few more months to wait before they are in season.
March 12, 2020
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Carol saysMarch 12, 2020 at 4:09 pm
Muriel Servaege saysMarch 12, 2020 at 4:11 pm
The watermelon looks particularly tasty!
Kelejan saysMarch 12, 2020 at 4:16 pm
I expect every elephant has a different way of scrunching the watermelon due to the size and shape of their jaw and the size of their trunk. However Lady does it, it is rather adorable when it all squishes out on to the ground. but she gets the job done and has a great time.
herry saysMarch 12, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Watermelon juice runs down my grandson’s face. I love to watch him eat his watermelon.
Did you know if you put salt on your watermelon it brings out the sweetness, try it?
Lady loves her watermelon and maybe she never had any until she came to sanctuary?
Thank you for taking really good care of your family of elephants!
JoAnn Merriman Eaton saysMarch 12, 2020 at 4:47 pm
Lady, could you be anymore adorable?? I don’t think so!!?♥️
SHEILA saysMarch 12, 2020 at 5:00 pm
oh sweet lil lady?‼️ur so excited to eat that watermellon u just try to put entire haald in ur mouth at once ?. oh but u lost alot of the juice sweety??hope u get the process down! maybe cut smaller will give u a better chance to get all of it as the flys will be eating ur leftovers ?
Barb saysMarch 12, 2020 at 5:17 pm
Who needs a food processor when you’ve got Lady! Precious! ❤️??
Greg Sholes saysMarch 12, 2020 at 8:05 pm
Maybe you should cut the watermelon in smaller pieces so it doesn’t get squashed and wasted. Just a thought.
EleComposer saysMarch 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm
She gets cut-up watermelon all the time, but the elephants really enjoy being given big giant pieces that they can do all sorts of squishy things with. All bases are covered.
Kelejan saysMarch 13, 2020 at 12:43 pm
That would spoil the fun, Greg.
Carol Anddersson saysMarch 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Is it possible that Lady has not hat watermelon before? That would be cool if they were her first.
EleComposer saysMarch 13, 2020 at 12:02 pm
We’re not sure if she had any watermelon at the zoo, but she has had a lot of it at the sanctuary since her arrival. It’s one of her rewards for training – she really likes it. 🙂
Rosie P saysMarch 13, 2020 at 6:09 am
It looks like a case of give Lady and watermelon and stand well back!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooooooooooo adorable! Does she realise the world is watching her!!! LOL!
Maggie saysMarch 13, 2020 at 9:13 am
Lady you are fabulous, I love the way you eat watermelons, looks more like fun your way. Yes I would love to eat watermelon, cucumber, feta cheese and mint salad! ??
Lynne Russert saysMarch 14, 2020 at 7:52 pm
She looked like she thoroughly enjoyed her treat!?❤
Donna Johnson saysMarch 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm
Loved watching Lady eat her watermelon.. She is enjoying her retirement!No worries about us up north.. Better to give to our elephants who have suffered so much. We truly love them .. xoxo
Lori Hoover saysMarch 13, 2020 at 5:47 pm
Hahahahahaha, that initial explosion of watermelon was fantastic. I hope Lady enjoyed eating it as much I enjoyed watching that explosion, LOLOL
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