Elephant Alphabet – J is for Jumpy

August 23, 2011

Jumpy Swazi, the matriarch

Jumpy Swazi, the matriarch

At the San Diego Safari Park, Swazi, the matriarch, gets startled by less dominant elephants and even calves. She is suspected to have poor eyesight. Her quirks include daydreaming, playing with rocks, and holding small logs between her front legs. She is responsible, however, and will rush to the herd when there is loud noise nearby.

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