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Hidden Camera Catches What Elephant Does In Her Free Time

Because the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, a haven for elephants rescued from circuses and zoos, wants elephants to live their most full and genuine lives, the only way people can see them is through cameras that sometimes capture an elephant's private moments.

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Recently an elephant named Tange had a meaningful moment indeed - with a pile of dirt. She completely and totally owned it, in six expert steps.

1. The trunk-flail.

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2. The flop-over and squirm.

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3. The trunk-flail rise-up.

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4. The vigorous head-rub.

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5. Then, the awkward back-leg-kneel-and-keel-over, accompanied by a good ol' ear flapping. (Not for beginners.)

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6. Finally, a victorious trunk-flail while plonked down over the dirt pile. (Also known as, going-completely-bonkers.)

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Watch the full video of Tange and her dirt pile below.