Someone told me it’s all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it, I do believe it’s true.
(At the Zoo, Simon & Garfunkel)
So this week I had a time to visit him. I came early because the guards will allow you to help them during feeding time. So feeding the elephant was the first thing in mind. Sad to see that he was displaying an odd behavior (I assumed he was in a heat period but too bad he lives alone in the cage!). He repeatedly banged his head against the wall. I called him to distract his “self-bashing”, but it din work. The guards told me to ignore him. I said, please do something, he can hurt himself!
The guards heaped lots of rumput gajah (Pennisetum pupureum) next to his cage, so I asked for their permission to feed him. That’s the least I can do. Seeing me, he happily threw his trunk and I was like, gajah makan rumput gajah (elephant eats elephant grass)!