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After Breakfast with Scott, Rana, Maia, and Mara

Maia, though she spends a lot of time with Bambi and Guillermina, has good relationships with all of the elephants – even though she took some time to herself a couple of years ago, separating herself from the others. We knew that once her loving side was healed, it would reemerge to everyone’s benefit, which it has. These days it’s almost impossible to imagine that she was once seemingly intimidated by her now close friend Bambi. But, as we often say, healing isn’t linear and friends can come at unexpected times and in unpredictable ways. 

Here, Maia is hanging out with Rana and Mara after breakfast. Mara is finishing up some hay and Maia, unlike Guillermina, is leaving Mara to finish her snacks without interruption. Rana walks over to the fence line and shows off her lovely flapping ears, getting a greeting from Scott. Eventually, Maia seems to demonstrate that she’s a sleepy girl, so she heads out on her own, likely to find a nice shady spot to nap. 

P.S.: On this week’s podcast, it’s time to meet Bambi and find out what the early days of her journey were like. You can watch the video versions of our podcasts here, stream them from our website, or download them from your podcast platform of choice. 

Comments(4)

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    Sheila says

    Yes. poor broken hearted Maia. Had to havea few yrs to HEAL as I believe she was a partner with LOVELY GUIDA FOR 32 YRS? BEFORE SANCTUARY HEAVEN. MAIA DID STEP BACK FROM BAMBI BECAUSE BAMBI WAS OVER EXCITED TO BE EVERYONES FRIEND AND BEING ALONE SO LONG
    BAMBI SCARED ALL THE KAFUES WITH HER LIL ANTICS. I MISS THAT WONDERFUL BAMBI GOOGY LADY. I CANT BELIEVE SHE WILL BE BLIND SHES SLOWING DOWN ALREADY
    AND IT SEEMS. SHE CAN ONLY HANDLE ONE BEST FRIEND NOW SWEET MIA!! I HOPE THINGS GET BETTER WITH MARA…I DO THINK MARA PUSHED BAMBI VERY HARD AND CAUSED BAMBI TONFALL. IT SWEMS MARA STAYED AWAY FROM BAMBI A FEW MONTHS. BECAUSE
    SHE KNOWS. BAMBI WONT FORGET!!

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      Sara says

      We don’t know what happened to make Bambi fall and there’s no evidence that Mara had anything to do with it.

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    Love that hay outfit–not just a hat! (or was it a sprinkling of dirt/mud? Hard to tell, but very fashionable.

  3. REPLY
    Beji says

    Stop with the all caps and wrong information, already, please

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