So I live by a Zoo.
Sadly, I've probably been to the Zoo more times as an adult than I did as a child, and perhaps I have my niece to thank for that.
I like to watch these female elephants take care of each other in their matriarchy.
Currently, my Dad is the only male in a house full of women - this might drive him nuts eventually.
With my mom, my two older sisters, my niece, and myself, we make up a fine little matriarchy raising a four-year old baby elephant! except she actually thinks she's a lion, but that's ok.