After our recent post about elephant food preparation, several of you expressed interest in learning more about the behind-the-scenes goings on at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil. In this video, a truckload of hay has just arrived and the ESB team gets to work unloading the truck and putting the hay into a storage container, where it will be safe from any moisture. And, yes, the workers are covered in hay after this process and somewhat exhausted! Each bale weighs about 75 lbs.
This load of hay represents our standard delivery and will last different lengths of time depending on the season and if all of the girls are healthy. On average, this volume of hay will last 4-6 weeks during the dry season, when there’s less green grass or browse to be found. The rainy season brings more natural food resources, so the hay might last as long as 2 ½ months.
P.S.: If you’d like to purchase a day’s worth of hay for your favorite elephant, click here and select “Elephant Entrees: Hay for a Day.” https://globalelephants.org/gift-baskets-entrees/