Scott joins us with Bambi at her zoo in Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil this morning for this Live. Maison is the elephant outside, and Bambi is inside the barn. In general, she doesn’t like going outside frequently due to previous encounters with Maison.
Bambi has been full of rumbles and trumpets this morning. She is blind in her left eye and generally seems curious. She is a little demanding with food – she bangs on her gate for food, and her keepers usually feed her when she does it. You can hear her banging for food in the video.
Overall, things are good this morning. The crane company (who puts the transport container in position and will load it on the truck when it’s time for Bambi to leave) offered to donate their services this morning. It is an incredible gesture and much appreciated.
This stage is just the beginning of the rescue. For now, we are just giving Bambi access to her transport container with no expectations. We are just letting her take it slow and easy.
According to the team at the zoo, Bambi has not been outside for several days – this is her fourth day indoors. Bambi is nervous about going outside as Maison has been aggressive toward her in the past. The fruit near the transport container is to encourage her to approach it. We are hoping she finds more comfort, but everything is at her speed now.
The enclosure is divided in half with electric wire, separating her from Maison. Maison will remain at the zoo. A judge ordered Bambi to be removed from the zoo and sent to the Sanctuary. Maison was not included in that decision, which is why she is remaining at the zoo.
Maison has access to half the enclosure, so once Bambi leaves, she will have more space, although she won’t have another elephant to rumble and talk to.
Unfortunately, the Live feed suddenly cuts out due to a connection issue. Still, Scott will continue to join us for Lives throughout this rescue, so please stay tuned!
September 18, 2020
YOU CAN TRACK HER JOURNEY HOME BY:
- following along on her Rescue Page (includes her travel map)
- keeping tabs on Facebook for Live Feeds in real time,
- You can also sign up for text updates. If you received updates for past relocations, you will automatically be signed up. Updates may be a little limited, but we will try to do what we always do on relocations, and keep you posted as much as internet will allow.