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Bambi Wants Training All To Herself

After breakfast, Bambi was getting settled into her training session with caregiver Tina. Guillermina showed up quickly after they began. Guille was being respectful and keeping her distance, but seemed to want to participate herself. She was making her squeaky noises and started copying the behaviors that Bambi was being…...

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Maia and Her Palms

On this particular day, Mara, Maia, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina were sharing the two larger yards while Lady stayed close to the barn. It was after dinner and the caregivers had set out a number of large palm leaves that had been trimmed because of a construction project, for the…...

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Sunday Smile: Guillermina’s Butterfly

Today’s Sunday Smile is a story that comes to us courtesy of caregivers who were recently working with Bambi and Guillermina. Bambi was snacking on some hay while Guille was having her footwork done and, all of a sudden, an orange butterfly appeared and landed on Guille’s nose. She would…...

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Bambi and Mara Dusting

In this quiet video, you catch a glimpse of Bambi (in the back) and Mara (in front) dusting and relaxing in the habitat. However, those who truly know Mara can tell that she’s got a very mischievous look on her face. The closer she gets to the camera, the more…...

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EleFact Friday: Thick Skin Can Be Cool

Did you know that ‘pachyderm’ is Greek for ‘thick skin’? We’ve shared about the impressive capabilities of elephant skin through several different EleFacts and, as seasons change here at the sanctuary, we occasionally get asked about how the residents manage to keep cool when their skin is so thick. ...

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Relaxed “Powerpuff Girls”

If you are looking for a moment of peace amidst your busy day, enjoy this short video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana (l to r) as they gently dust and spend time together. When we say that elephants were near each other, it doesn’t always mean that they’re this close…...

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