Today is my third day here as a volunteer here at MEF. It is a very great experience here working with the elephants up close. They are amazing animals. So far since we have been here, the volunterrs have been able to help clean up the elephants sleeping area, make and feed the elephants vitamin balls, assist the elephants with painting (yes they are quiet good artists), wash the elephants in the river, and watch as the mahouts and elephants work together throughout the day. It is also very interesting to observe and learn about the Sri Lankan culture. There is a lot that I have already learned in my 3 days here and I am sure I will continue to learn a great deal more in the next few weeks. I believe my time spent here will be very enjoyable and informative.