Bambi’s First Morning at Sanctuary

Good morning. Part 1 of two- the internet cuts out.
Bambi is tired this morning, but understandably so. She is eating and drinking well, nice and rumbly, just sleepy. Scott talks about Bambi’s stereotyping and a little bit about where the other ladies are.


Part 2 of 2- morning with Bambi. The barn is open for Bambi, but she hasn’t chosen to go outside yet. With all of the attention and focus on her going into the transport container at the zoo, we want her going outside to be on her own terms. No pressure to go out, it’s all up to her.
As a side note, she is outside right now, but most of us are staying away, just to let her explore on her own. Someone is there with her and we can see her on the cameras as well.
September 27, 2020


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    Alejandra(Sandy)Enquin says

    Happy morning sweetheart,querida Bambi,se te ve tranquila y sos mimosa ,dejas que Scott te acaricie,tu mirada es muy tierna ,tu ojito ciego esta cubierto por increibles pestañas,sos preciosa,y adorable,parece que el gallito ( Robert?)esta contento de recibirte y los perros.Todo el team espero esten bien descansados luego del largo viaje.Ya estas en familia‼️ BAMBI BOMBON??

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    Debbie Sides says

    It will be wonderful when she decides to explore. Welcome home Bambi. You’re as cute as a button!

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    Sallie says

    Awwwwwww, Sweet Bambi . . . Welcome to your new home! You are definitely ready for more shut eye. When you wake up, you will be ready for slowly exploring your beautiful turf! You are now safe and you will be thrilled with your new “Gang” of girlfriends! Sweet Dreams to you, Scott, Kat and the crew. You are soooooooooo loved from near and afar! Blowing elephant sized kisses to you from California!

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    Renee' Killian-Zeiger says

    Have been anxiously awaiting this post and video here in South Carolina! The quietness at the sanctuary must be the most wonderful thing! Seems like it just listening to the soft sounds and the softness in your voice, Scott! I can’t even begin to imagine for sweet Bambi how that must now be after the horrific noise at the zoo! She finally gets to relax and begin to heal from her previous life. I know I wasn’t the only one as I was overwhelmed with emotion yesterday when Bambi walked right out of the travel crate. The head/nose dive into the dirt pile literally made me laugh out loud and cry at the same time. So I watched that portion twice!!!! Thank you to Kat and Scott and ALL of the amazing people at ESB who care for and love these beautiful creations. Your hearts and love and respect for these beautiful girls as well as the eles who are to come to ESB is far beyond words. God bless you all financially far beyond your wildest hopes and dreams for the love and care of elephants who endured lives of torture and/or misery in captivity. May He bless you with the ability to care for and love many, many more!

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    Julie says

    Bambi, you never fails to surprise. I am ready to watch your journey no matter where it takes you. I just ask that you open your heart, in your own time, and trust your new and forever caregivers because they are here to protect and support you always. With all my love, sweetheart!

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    Bo says

    Don’t know if it is her ‘true-self behaviour’ or if it is her ‘still-adjusting behaviour’ but she has a calm and zen glow around her and I do hope it is her true self that we already are seeing shining out of her and that she already feels comfortable and feels “this is where I belong, this is my home!”

    Bambi, just in case you shouldn’t realise it: we all are amazed just how brave you are!
    Oh, and we all are so in love with you 🙂

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    Lori Hoover says

    Our Girlfriend is TIRED!! She has every right to be, too. I can’t wait until she catches up on some rest and is ready to explore again. She was amazing coming out of the travel crate yesterday. I’d have to go look through the videos again, but didn’t Bambi do an almost total faceplant into the dirt pile yesterday? I think it was sometime during, after much of her dusting and spraying herself with water. It was precious. I think everyone is a wee bit tired, you all deserve some rest. That 98 F explains much of it as well, and it’s your winter, HA!

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    Wim says

    One step at a time will be perfect. She’s been pushed and shoved for so long. Let’s go back to BAMBI time. Already a big achievement you made it to the sanctuary. Stay safe. ???

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    Deb Moore says

    Who do you think will be the one (s) who will be allowed closer first? Just wondering. She seems very relaxed, and allows Scott close already, that is so cool. hope she lays down and absolutely lets GO and rests for the first time in years. She is looking wonderful already. Thanks you guys. Love to all.

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      Kat Blais says

      just seeing this now, and as you already know, Maia got to touch first, but Lady was closest first. Lady being close isn’t a surprise, since she likes to come back to the barn after a few days of wandering.

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    arie says

    I trust that her calmly moving around is because she feels ‘home’. How are the other members of the family? I miss them (hint..?)

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    Bridget Long says

    It’s so peaceful to listen to the birds and Scott’s voice; all while watching sweet Bambi start to live the good life. Happy, happy, happy days ahead!

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