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Bambi is Shining More by the Day

Bambi

Bambi is shining more and more each day, and she continues to thrive. She is also cracking her humans up more and more, not just with her enthusiastic antics but with how she moves her body.

Bambi is an Asian elephant, and she has no recorded history of spending time with African elephants. However, she still moves like an African elephant in many ways. Bambi not only walks like an African elephant, but she has the response time of an African – that is, she is FAST when she wants something. When she turns around, rather than turning like the other girls, she spins around – which is usually more of an African behavior. She doesn’t have any joint issues that we are aware of, but her legs go out in this goofy kind of way when she walks. African elephants are generally more flexible than Asian elephants, and Bambi is highly flexible – more like an African than an Asian. Asian elephants tend to move slowly and take precise movements. Bambi is a little all over the place.

It was incredibly hilarious when Bambi and Maia walked side by side (on opposite sides of the fence) a few days ago. Maia has this metered, focused walk; and; directly beside her was Bambi, walking like an awkward puppy that doesn’t understand how its legs work just yet. Watching her walk, one would never guess she is 58.

When it’s mealtime, Bambi comes so quickly that she makes the others seem like sloths. Like Maia, we will never need to worry about Bambi being late for a meal.

November 9, 2020

Comments(16)

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    Shannon McKay says

    I absolutely love these updates… so engaging, so very well written, so full of esoteric elephant information. (and… As if you don’t have enough to do!) I came on board during Bambi’s move to sanctuary, and am gearing up for a monthly donation. So thankful for y’all’s sweet reports… you bring us so close to these precious animals… hugs to all elephants and to all of you as well!

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    Sue says

    Hahaha, I love that story about Bambi! I have noticed that I can get faster myself when food is involved! I am so happy to see that she seems to be enjoying herself and is interested in discovering more about Sanctuary and the other girls!! Thank you for the update! Love and hugs to all! ❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘❤️🐘🐘🐘🐘🐘

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    Bambi!! YOU are amazing. I would love to see these antics on video. Enjoy every minute of every day….you deserve it.

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    John says

    Bambilicious!!!!

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    FRANCINE FORD says

    Call her Bambi, but never call her late for dinner. 🙂 Ms Bamb-tastic continues to show her hoomans just how happy she is; what Sanctuary can do for an already BEAUTIFUL soul. Keep on shining Ms Bambilicious! Shine like the diamond that you are! Sanctuary rocks!
    ❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘❤🐘

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    SHEILA says

    OH THAT BIG 🐘 SWEET BAMBI❤️👍😍. I SAW THAT IN A VIDEO U PROVIDED! BAMBI LOOKS LIKE SHE HAS LOOSE ANKLES SHES SO LONG LEGGED AND LANKY SHE LOOKS LIKE SHES PRANCING ALONG IN HER WALK❗️ WELL ITS GREAT SHE HAS NO JOINT ISSUES! AND THATS SHE PUPPYLIKE HILAIRIOUS🤣😄! YES YOUR TEAM SURE WOULD NOTICE HER UNIQUE ATTRIBUTES UNLIKE ASIAN LADIES❗️WHO KNOWS MAYBE SHE WAS RAISED WITH AFRICANS‼️ BAMBI IS SO HAPPY IN HER NEW HOME AND SHES PRETTY LOUD TRUMPETING. BUT GREAT SPIRITS R GREAT FOR BAMBI👍❤️🐘❤️

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    Carol says

    I am loving all the comments almost as much as the precious and enjoyable update. I received the Global Rumblings newsletter this afternoon! Beautiful!!!

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    Carmen Dalziel says

    Zestful Bambi figuriin out life as she goes. This girl always makin my heart smile 💓🐘

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    Pam says

    Not so long ago she was cowering in a barn, coming out to quickly scrape her food back in the corner. Now, what a transformation! Living her best life! Makes my heart sing!

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    Kelejan says

    As ever, thank you all for your daily reports on Bambi and all the others. It is lovely to turn on my computer and see two or three emails already there. They are the first ones I read .

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    Sallie says

    Miss Bambi always puts a smile on my face, and distracts me from all hideous political news of the day. I am so pleased to see her progress and happiness. She is a HOOT! And I think she knows it . . .Keep it up, Gorgeous Girl! LOVE you to bits!

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    arie says

    I knew there was something special about Bambi! Now i know, she speaks African, she ‘s a polyglot 😃

    🤗❤️

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    Carey says

    Joanne , me too, Maia and Bambi speeding along !

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    Carey says

    The good news story of my day as usual thank you 😊. How interesting. Remembering what you wrote of her low spirits and hung head when you revisited her after 7 years, it must be such a good feeling that Bambi finally “got a break”. Poignant

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    Rosie P says

    Gorgeous! I love hearing how the girls are progressing and Bambi has thrown herself into sanctuary life with gusto. She appears to find joy in everything…so much to do and not enough hours in a day! It’s wonderful to know she is blossoming far away from the zoo.

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    Carmen Lucia Souza says

    These posts besides being instructive are hilarious.! I really love them!

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