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Who is Sleeping Deep in Yard 4?

Maia in the habitatWhile Lady has been in the male Asian yards, the other elephants have been in Yard 4. There’s a spot across the creek in that yard that is gorgeous, but for some reason, the girls don’t go to that frequently. There is a type of red-tipped grass that grows there that Rana and Maia seem to love, so they are the ones who end up there more than everyone else. 

We mentioned elephants making nests to sleep in before. This week, the caregivers found a large, flat, rounded area that appeared to be an elephant bed, or “nest,” pretty far into the back of Yard 4. Because Rana often chooses to sleep with her friends on many nights, our best guess as to which girl has been sleeping this far out into the habitat is Maia. She enjoys her solo walks and doesn’t mind camping out by herself. Whomever it was that built the nest made a wise decision – to spend the evening surrounded by green grass and a truly peaceful atmosphere.

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Photo of Maia as she’s stopped to eat a few flakes of hay that was left in the yard for her

Comments(2)

  1. REPLY
    Sheila says

    Please can u post photo of the SLEEPING NESTS.? IVE NEVER SEEN AN AREA LIKE THIS.
    DO U THINK THERE ARE 4 + SLEEPING IN AN AREA AT ONE TIME?? I KNOW ELEHANTS SLEEP APPROX 5 HRS ONLY IN DARK BUT THESE LADIES DUE TO AGES. MSY TSKE MORE REST

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      Sara says

      We don’t have any photos. If we get one, we will share.

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