Having worked with Putra Mas for a number of years, Perth Zoo’s senior elephant keeper Steve shares a very special bond with this gentle giant. 

You can often hear Putra Mas trumpeting in excitement whenever keeper Steve is around (because these two besties have a lot of fun together!) but every year when Putra Mas is in musth, they take a short break from each other. 

This year, we caught their reunion and it’s the most beautiful thing you’ll see today!

If you want to go behind-the-scenes and meet Putra Mas on a Close Encounter, click here