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 can see in this video, Bambi hesitates and observes from a distance. Bambi seems to be more aware of Mara. Not just where Mara physically is; she’s also paying attention to where Mara is emotionally. Bambi appears to begin to understand body language, which is most likely due to her growing friendship with Rana. Previously, Bambi would only think about her own needs or desire to say “hi,” or that she wanted to touch Mara. Now, Bambi seems to be thinking, “Does Mara want me to say hello?” It’s a significant step, and we are proud of her for learning to stop and think before approaching. It is all part of her truly understanding what it means to be a herd member.
We see the three hang out in different configurations throughout the day. It may be Bambi and Mara together with Rana by herself, or Rana and Mara with Bambi by herself. Just as frequently, it’s Bambi and Rana together with Mara doing her own thing or all three together. They are figuring out what works, and it seems to be going well for them.