Water Tanker Party

For the 2019 Big Payback, we raised funds for firefighting supplies. One item on that list was a large water tanker, to provide us with a mobile water source. During the dry season, we keep the full water tanker nearby whenever anyone is welding for safety. Thankfully, we’ve never needed to use it for an emergency, but we like to be prepared. We store the tanker full of water and if the level gets low, we’ll empty the rest (on something like irrigation), and then refill it.

This video was filmed on one of those days that we needed to finish emptying it. When you have elephants, there is a fun option when you need to dump out a water tanker – and that’s to make some elephants ridiculously happy.

The entire video is big-cheesy-grin fantastic, but we wanted to mention a few moments that are not to be missed! Around 0:40 seconds in, Mara backs into the water stream and has a party. During her magical moment, you can see she places her trunk on top of her head to catch water. She ultimately decides not to drink it, but it’s easy to miss, so we wanted to point it out.

Since we know you can’t get enough of Mara & Rana’s parties, we included footage of the two of them chatting after the tanker runs out of water. Make sure you watch until the end, it’s a cute one!

Thanks again to everyone who donated to help us purchase this vital safety equipment and bringer of joy – as you can see, it is officially elephant approved!

(Elephant ID: In the first clip, Mara is closest to the camera; and Rana is further away. In the clip where they chat, Rana is closer to the camera and Mara is behind her.)

(Human ID: Scott standing on the water tanker, having as much fun as Rana & Mara.)

July 18, 2020


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    Elaine K Decker says

    Now they have to go take a mud bath… So beautiful.

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    June Ross says

    Was that Mara or Rana purring! lol

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      EleComposer says

      They both were rumbling, but the majority was Rana.

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    Debbie Sides says

    I just can’t imagine what it’s like being around these magnificent beings. Truly a miracle.

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    Wim says

    The brilliant Watergirls from Brasil. What a wonderful party to observe and enjoy. Must be super exciting watching their fun and delight from so close by. You make everybody round the world unbelievable jealous Scott.

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    Tammy says

    Absolutely adore this the girls are not only enjoy the waterfall but also getting a massage doesn’t get any better than that! How cute……..right there now a little to the left ahhh right there you’ve got it! ???

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    Patricia says

    THANK YOU!!! This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! I love the girls madly! I love you all madly! Thank you for making me smile during decidedly un-smiley times!

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      Sergio says

      Hermoso video. Gracias por cuidar a esos adorables elefantes.!!!!

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    Susan says

    Scott definitely hit the spot for both Beauties! I loved Mara’s little wiggle dance! They seem so content and happy (including Scott!) ❤️?❤️?❤️

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    Nancy says

    Unbelievable video clear to see that Miss Mara and Miss Rana we’re having the time of their lives but I think Scott was having just as much fun . Wonderful to see thank you

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    Sherry says

    They are happy and having a water party. They are trumping their trunks! Fun for the day!?☂️ It’s water for me!?⚓️

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    Paula says

    ¡Maravillosa fiesta de cisterna de agua!?
    Ustedes sí que saben cómo hacer felices a las damas ❤
    Y, sí, Scott se divirtió al igual que ellas!
    Todos quisiéramos tener esa manguera en la mano ?
    ¡Gracias por compartir este hermoso momento!

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    carey says

    they sound beautiful and Rana is looking very very chilled! Thanks for this lovely long glimpse !

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    Sheila says

    Oh my goodness talk about pure joy for the ??ladies so nice to see them e joying that water spout shooting water on them and the antics of mara! My goodness she was butt wiggling right front foot in air like she was going to raise up to dance! Mara is quite a joyous funny gal! Talk alot! Has animated movements! Just a sweetheart! And so happy with rana! After it was dry the sister sure came close again‼️?thanks for the great water tanker show?

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    Sallie Robbins-Druian says

    Adorable! Definitely a sorority of 2! Sisters forever.

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    Rosie P says

    I just have to watch this video over and over. ESB is the first site I visit each day (and many times during the day) and so many of my days now begin with happiness in my heart! Happy elephants, happy human. Heaven on Earth!

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