I met quite a large number of elephants during my week at the Elephant Nature Park, an amazing sanctuary where captive working elephants go to live out the rest of their lives free from abuse.
While I was there, I learned each of them has unique personalities. However, despite their uniqueness, they have one thing in common: they flap their ears to keep cool. I was also told they flap their ears to show they are happy. Whether that is true, I don’t know since my quick research doesn’t seem to state that anywhere. But, I like to believe it is true.
One of my favorites …an ele in mid-flap. I swear I see her smiling, too.