MoseMoses update 26 October

 

Moses has had a fairly quiet week this week apart from the first storm of the season the night before last which he DID NOT LIKE. Every time there was a clap of thunder he grabbed tighter onto my arm grunting softly and then when there was an exceptionally loud bang he leapt up squealing but settled down again quite quickly after a few cuddles.

 

The storm however has brought a welcome relief to the hot humid conditions we had earlier in the week as Moses is not too good yet at cooling himself down and so we had to give him sponge baths a couple of times a day to cool him down and simulate his Mother spraying water over him with her trunk – he loves playing with water now but it does still need to be luke warm.

 

He is starting to experiment with trumpeting now and is getting quite good at blowing air through his trunk – still more of a snort than a trumpet but he is getting there and our little boy is starting to grow up a bit and lose some of his baby hair, his legs are still very hairy but he has lost quite a bit on his body and on his head so is looking rather more like an ele and less like a woolly mammoth.

 

Lyn from Thuma forest brought up an array of sticks and leaves that the Thuma eles had been investigating for him to play with and he has had a great time smelling them, picking them up in his trunk and swinging them around and then putting bits into his mouth to explore the texture. It is always great to get new bits of vegetation for him to explore and an extra bonus when they smell of other eles.s update 26 October

 

Moses has had a fairly quiet week this week apart from the first storm of the season the night before last which he DID NOT LIKE. Every time there was a clap of thunder he grabbed tighter onto my arm grunting softly and then when there was an exceptionally loud bang he leapt up squealing but settled down again quite quickly after a few cuddles.

 

The storm however has brought a welcome relief to the hot humid conditions we had earlier in the week as Moses is not too good yet at cooling himself down and so we had to give him sponge baths a couple of times a day to cool him down and simulate his Mother spraying water over him with her trunk – he loves playing with water now but it does still need to be luke warm.

 

He is starting to experiment with trumpeting now and is getting quite good at blowing air through his trunk – still more of a snort than a trumpet but he is getting there and our little boy is starting to grow up a bit and lose some of his baby hair, his legs are still very hairy but he has lost quite a bit on his body and on his head so is looking rather more like an ele and less like a woolly mammoth.

 

Lyn from Thuma forest brought up an array of sticks and leaves that the Thuma eles had been investigating for him to play with and he has had a great time smelling them, picking them up in his trunk and swinging them around and then putting bits into his mouth to explore the texture. It is always great to get new bits of vegetation for him to explore and an extra bonus when they smell of other eles.