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Twinning and winning hearts

The Asian Elephant twins have many questions for their mum

Jaadi: Mummy, why are all these people fascinated with us?

Mum: Ah that’s because you and Moodi are twins and that’s very special in the elephant world.
Moodi: How come?
Mum: Well, elephants have the longest gestation period of any living mammal and we almost always give birth to only one calf at a time. It’s hard enough carrying one baby elephant inside, two is a lot harder!
Jaadi: Oh no, did we hurt you a lot by being in your tummy?
Mum: No sweetie, it was a labour of love. Actually, it was a bit harder with your elder brother.
Moodi: Because he’s a smelly poo-poo and not cute and lovable like us?
Bando: Shut up, squirt! See these tusks? One day they're going to be huge and long and you’re going to be sorry you said that!
Mum: Now now, Bando, they’re just joking. You need to be calm and take care of your little siblings. Especially if you grow up to be a big Tusker!
Bando: What do you mean “if”?
Mum: Well not all elephants get long tusks. Some stop growing after a while. It doesn’t make you any less of an elephant. So don’t worry.
Bando: No. I will be a Tusker by hook or by crook. Jaadi and Moodi, from now on you need to pull on my tusks every day and help them grow.
Mum: (chuckling) Fine fine. Now let’s get back to eating. Lots of grass for you two little ones. Bando, you need more fruit in your life and you better start getting used to eating bark too, if you want to grow big and strong!

  

Story of the Photo

Udawalawe National Park is well known for its abundant elephant population and guests at the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Udawalawe have amazing sightings whilst on safari and near the camp. However, this sighting, captured by Dilum, was extra special as it was a picture of the twins, their older brother and their mother out foraging by the reservoir inside the park - making it quite the family picture!

 

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Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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