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We’ve freshened up the elephants’ paddocks with an additional layer of organic top soil and there was great excitement in the herd when they realised there was something new to sprinkle on their backs.

Luk Chai uses his feet to test out the new soft topsoil. Photo by Ben Gibson

Luk Chai uses his feet to test out the new soft topsoil. Photo by Ben Gibson

Thong Dee put the new top soil to the test by running between the top and lower paddocks, while the rest of the herd made plenty of noises. Luk Chai didn’t appear to know what all the commotion was about, but joined in the herd's excitement by letting out his second real trumpet!

When they came in to the barn for their mid morning baths they were all black. They had been busy sprinkling the dirt on their backs all morning!

Luk Chai uses his trunk to scoop up some new topsoil to sprinkle on his back. Photo by Ben Gibson

Luk Chai uses his trunk to scoop up some new topsoil to sprinkle on his back. Photo by Ben Gibson

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