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Bambi Sits

 

We shared this photo in our Instagram stories, and it got such a positive response we wanted to share it here and include the story behind it.

When Bambi successfully rejoined Mara, she gave Mara a bit of a berth at first. If the three were together, Bambi would choose to be on the far side of Rana or would be a little bit away from Mara. That is now shifting, and Bambi and Mara often side by now. Mara is much more tolerant than she was several months ago. While Bambi is still watchful, she is becoming much more comfortable around Mara. As a result, we’ve had three very happy elephants.

When Scott went out to feed Mara a midday snack, Rana was grazing in the nearby shade, and Bambi and Mara were side-by-side at the edge of the pond. Scott was trying to create some space between Bambi and Mara, so Mara could get her extra food. In response, as Bambi turned around, she just sat on the edge of the pond. She was pretty silly about it, and, of course, Scott laughed. Eventually, Bambi left the pond, but every time Scott tried to approach Mara, Bambi would circle back around to Mara. Finally, Scott settled on just rolling the food to Mara, who would catch it before Bambi most of the time, and actually ended up eating pretty well.

What can we say? There is never a dull day at Sanctuary.

 

Photo of Bambi sitting next to Mara.

Comments(15)

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    Nancy J Shaw says

    HAHAHAAHAHA !!! I laughed out loud !! And clapped my hands ! She is soooo smart !

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    SandyJK says

    Love this SO much!

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    Nannette Stone says

    How adorable is this photo. Bambi you are a hoot ❤️

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    Wim says

    Presumably this is the Elephant Sitter. Great pose Miss Bambi you’re utterly charming and adorable. 🙏🐘

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    harleymutt says

    I absolutely love this picture and that Bambi is becoming part of a herd.❤🐘🐘🐘❤

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    Debbie Sides says

    Oh my goodness that is the cutest picture of Bambi sitting next to Mara!

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    julie says

    I have seen many awesome photos come out of ESB, but this one has everything, gorgeous landscape, happy elephants, and a silly puppy! I love it! Thanks for sharing it 😊❤️

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    COULD I LOVE THIS PHOTO MORE??? I don’t think so!!! Happy girlfriends!!

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    Kathleen Ryan says

    I love these stories. Thank You Scott ! God Bless you for all your hard work

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    Katie Howard says

    Silly Babmbi!!! So great that she and Mara are sorting it out. ❤️🐘🐘❤️
    Thanks so much for sharing this photo!

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    June Ross says

    Everyone’s comments say it all! Bambi is a hoot!!

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    SHEILA says

    OH MY GOODNESS! I ❤️ THIS BIG 🐘 BAMBI. SHE IS TRULY AN ANIMATED EXUBERANT. SWEET GAL!❗️ THIS SITTING BY BAMBI IS VERY FUNNY!, HOWEVER SAD HOW SHE REMEMBERS TO SIT AS IN HER PAST CIRCUS DAYS!!
    IM VERY HAPPY TO HEAR. MARA IS MORE FRIENDLY TO BAMBI AGAIN! AND IM SURE MZ ❤️🐘RANA HAS TOLD AND SHOWN BAMBI BOUNDARIES FOR DEAR MARAS HEALTH MOODS !! OH ITS UCH A PERFECT PICTURE SCOTT WAS ABLE TO GET👍THANKS SCOTT!
    LOVE WHEN U GET AMAZING FUNNY ANTICS OF THE LADIES❤️ 😃

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    Beji says

    Sometimes you just have to sit and smell the treats. Hopefully, having three happy elephants is just the beginning of … wait for it… a hundred happy elephants. If you’re going to dream, dream in technicolor!

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    Sallie says

    Oh, Bambi! How can we not love you to bits! Sometimes we all have to take the load off and sit and take a deep breath. You have soooooooo many human qualities! Like, “where the heck are the chips & dip?”

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    John says

    I continue to be amazed at the growth and development of our little Miss Bambi. So far in so short a time!

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