Album: 04-25 We go see elephants.

     Album:2015:04-25 We go see elephants.

We went to an elephant sanctuary. As with the tiger place, we were concerned about the animal abuse that we know can exist in these kind of industries, but Arielle found a place that we were comfortable with, they only resscued a few animals, didn't bring in large groups and didn't ride the elephants or teach them tricks, basically we just fed the elephants and took them to the river to bath them, which was a huge blast for us and for the elephants.
The view from the sanctuary
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Arielle wearing
our 'official' elephant care poncho outfits ( comments)
Meeting the mom and baby
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In come the elephants
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Trunk!
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Arielle's banana bag
becomes a target ( comments)
Eye!
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Face!
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Trunk!
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Waggletrunk!
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They find the bananas fast.
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Elephants and baby
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They follow us for bananas!
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Their shade structure
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Talking to an elephant
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Arielle gets a kiss
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Walking the elephants
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On the elephant road
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The elephants were
really smart about where the bananas are. ( comments)
The ropes were more ornamental
then anything else - they knew where we were going. ( comments)
My elephant took down
a bamboo branch ( comments)
Heading down towards the river
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Then into the river!
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The elephants loved it
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You had to watch out when they rolled.
They're damn big. ( comments)
Happy dunking elephant
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The elephants liked to spray
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Elephant spraying me!
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Happy elephant
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Trunk!
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The dogs come in and join us
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Washing elephants
turns into washing people. [Video, 22M] ( comments)
Dave knocks over an elephant
[Video, 31M] ( comments)
Turns out you can get
the elephants to spray when you want. ( comments)
They also give kisses.
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The moment they get out
of the water, it's dirty time again! ( comments)
Walking back
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"Walking with this elephant"
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Walking back
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The view
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We find some bamboo,
and the elephants are hungry. I try to help. [Video, 6.9M] ( comments)
Bamboo tree! Kill
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Killing the bamboo
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Walking and eating,
you know, a tree.... ( comments)
Back at the sanctuary
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Trunk!
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Double trunks!
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Dave shows Arielle
how elephants play. ( comments)
Little baby
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And by little,
I mean a couple hundred pounds. ( comments)
Baby!
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Time to head home.
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Photo album generated by album a script by Dave on Sat Jan 30 03:35:53 2016