Bambi Crashes Through the Bushes

When we recently drove through the habitat for night feed, we heard elephants to our left. We weren’t sure if it was all three or some combination of Mara, Rana, and Bambi. We circumvented the noises, crossed the fence, and waited to see who would show. Sometimes it’s hard to…...

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Lady Moves Back to the Barn

After spending around a week in Yard 5, Lady decided to head back to the barn. As we’ve said before, she tends to go to the barn when she’s interested in more in-depth foot care. It was perfect timing for her to come back because Maia had begun eyeing Yard…...

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Bambi Learns Body Language

In this video, Bambi is approaching Rana (and the fence). Mara doesn’t appear in the video, but she is just off-screen beside Rana for the entire video. While Mara, Bambi, and Rana are doing well as a trio, Bambi is a little more watchful than she was before. As you…...

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Mara January Health Update

Over the past few weeks, Mara has been consistently doing a little better in terms of eating. She is still not eating a “normal amount,” nor is she eating enough to maintain her current weight. Although her weight loss continues, we are pleased to see her eating more—and more consistently.…...

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Macaws Vocalize in a Pequi Fruit Tree

When we try to film the elephants vocalizing, they frequently stop vocalizing. As soon as we put away our phones or video camera, they start back up again. We think the macaws are taking lessons from the elephants (or did the elephants learn it from the macaws?). This pequi tree…...

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Bambi, Mara, and Rana Share Space

Bambi and Mara have continued spending intermittent time together in the same yard. It is going well overall. Bambi has been very respectful of Mara’s space, but she is still staying near her friend. She will wander off to graze but then come back. Sometimes, Rana is with them, but…...

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