One of our AERU volunteers, Sarah DeBruijn, caught this video of Fiela playing with her baby minder Lusanda out. Fiela has adjusted really well to her new baby minders and as you can see, they have a lot of fun with her as well.
A group of exchange students from France recently visited the Park and so enjoyed their visit, that they wrote this for us to post for all those that understand French!
Baptiste De Michiel:
"Nous sommes 3 étudiants français, venu de la ville de Nice en France. Durant ce séjour fascinant, nous ... Read More
In celebration of Mothers Day, the KEP and AERU team created some edible bouquets for the ellie girls:
Sally, being the matriarch, is the mother to the entire herd
Nandi is a mother and grandmother
Thandi a mother
Keisha and Thato, well, they take their roles as allomother to Fiela very seriously.
Happy Mother's Day ... Read More
Fiela is officially two months old already! She has piled on the kilograms, and is healthy and strong. She is slowly becoming more comfortable around the big elephants, and Thandi is showing interest in her, but not as much as Thato and Keisa.
Fiela has also settled in really well with her ... Read More
Posted by Christy Ullrich of National Geographic in A Voice for Elephants on April 24, 2013 (http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/24/elephants-communicate-in-sophisticated-sign-language-researchers-say/)
Elephants may use a variety of subtle movements and gestures to communicate with one another, according to researchers who have studied the big mammals in the wild for decades. To the casual human observer, a curl of the trunk, a step backward, ... Read More