Looks like Penzi bit off a little more than she can chew! While adult elephants can easily consume twigs and branches, little Penzi still has lots of growing to do before she could… more ›
Penzi found another fun thing to play with! Turns out that a clump of grass makes an excellent elephant toy, and Penzi spent lots of time tossing it around and trying to chew… more ›
Elephant calf Penzi recently discovered a round clump of twigs! She had fun dragging and rolling them around while her family browsed on larger branches.
Listen close! There is some interesting elephant behavior in this quick clip. Mother elephant Semba walks by, but her young calf Penzi doesn’t follow. Turn your sound on to hear Semba emit a… more ›
Though elephant calves nurse for years, learning how to eat vegetation is an important skill to master! Baby Penzi learns from watching her family and mimicking their behaviors. You can even see a… more ›
Young children and young animals learn through play. Play provides opportunities to build, develop, and practice skills that youngsters need once they become adults. Baby elephants like Penzi need to learn how to… more ›
Let’s talk about toes! Penzi is showing off how African elephants have four toenails on each front foot and three on each back foot.These nails help protect a pocket of fatty tissue within… more ›
Elephants follow a matriarchal society, which means a dominant female is the leader of the herd. Matriarchs in the wild lead the herd to water sources and food. Semba is matriarch at Reid… more ›
Monsoons mean mud, and mud means fun! Enjoy this video of baby Penzi and her sister Nandi enjoying fresh mud after a rainy storm.
Can you believe Penzi is almost 4 months old? She has recently spent a lot of time exploring the grass in her habitat: laying in it, eating it, and rolling in it after… more ›