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Elephant Blog

Monday 3rd May 2010
Youngest calf Pathi Harn spent the time after his bath today making sure that he added a nice dusting of dirt over all that clean skin. This is something all elephants do and often thought to add a nice protective barrier against sun and insects for the rest of the day.
Friday 30th April 2010
As the rain fell this morning over Taronga, our female elephant herd chose to take to their moats and waterfalls.
Friday 23rd April 2010
Ten-year old male elephant Gung seemed to really enjoy his play session with the keepers today.
Monday 12th April 2010
He is participating in the baths sessions with mum and actually likes getting scrubbed by the keepers
Tuesday 6th April 2010
Pathi Harn has now managed to get all four of his legs up and over the edge of his paddling pool and is enjoying splashing around and playing with his beach ball.
Tuesday 30th March 2010
Over the last couple of days during morning bath times, we get out the baby pool for Pathi Harn. He doesn't get all the way in yet, but puts first one foot and then another into the water. He likes to swish it around with his trunk. We've brought Luk Chai into the barn to show Pathi Harn how much fun he can have in the bath. Luk Chai loves his bath.
Friday 19th March 2010
Porntip and Pak Boon took a walk around the elephant paddock this morning with us Keepers. We were quite surprised as the calf decided to be the leader, rather than following alongside mum. He was right out in front of them and was pretty confident.
Thursday 18th March 2010
The young calf has been busy playing with Luk Chai in the top paddock. They push each other about and have a playful wrestle.
Tuesday 16th March 2010
The calf, mother Porntip and Pak Boon just went for a dip in the bottom paddock’s shallow pool. The little calf walked right in and was excited to be shoulder deep in water.
Monday 15th March 2010
For the first time yesterday the new calf got to properly meet the other two aunts and eight month old Luk Chai. The six of them hung out in the paddock together and Luk Chai was very excited and interested.