Bambi At the Mud Wallow

Bambi had a small training session this morning. During the treatment, she seemed to be bothered by the insects surrounding her. The caregivers got some bug spray to help her out, but she didn’t seem particularly interested in that. After her session, Bambi immediately went to the mud wallow to have a good splash, getting as dirty as possible with the wet dirt. Perhaps she was more interested in getting rid of the bugs in the “elephant way,” by covering herself in mud.


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    Melinda says

    She knows the best insecticide is mud! Plus, it’s non-toxic. Bambi is so smart!

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    Carol says

    She may not like the smell of the bug spray or whatever oil you guys use. Nature is usually best.

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      Sara says

      If you watched the video of the bug spray being applied, you can see that she’s happy with it. But we just do what the elephants want and if she wants mud, she gets mud. 😊

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    Carey says

    Good move, if that was the sound of insects on the video, they sound intense!

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      Sara says

      Yes! Those are insects alright.

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    Carey says

    PS it makes me wonder how they cope in zoos without mud wallows

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      Sara says

      It’s very sad and disappointing, for sure.

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    Jeanine says

    Bambi knows what’s best. Lol❤️

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    Sheila says

    Good for U Mz Bambi. Yes. U feel better applying ur own mud bug spray. Darn bugs can buzzzzz off
    Thick MUD is the best for u ladies😃

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    Patricia says

    The Elephant Way. Bambi, I am a follower. 💖💖💖

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    Bonnie says

    Bambi knows what’s good for her skin mud

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    Diane Kastel says

    So happy to see that your sanctuary takes, good, care of your elephants’ needs and allows them to take care of their needs themselves.

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