Blogs

Rana’s Small Bite of Grass

Rana occasionally takes some time to herself, seeming to appreciate the space she has available to enjoy at sanctuary. Here, she’s on a short walk, grazing occasionally along the way. The wonderful thing about having such a vast natural space is that it offers the elephants the opportunity to be…...

Read more

EleFact Friday: Hearing in Elephants and Mammals

Two weeks ago, we shared about an elephant’s ability to understand language and a very interesting question was raised: do elephants (or other animals, domestic or wild) experience hearing loss in the same way humans do? For today’s EleFACT Friday, we’ll take a closer look…or listen?...

Read more

Bambi’s Delicate Grazing

Because the rainy season has created a whole world of fresh, green grass around the sanctuary, you can find all of the elephants grazing almost constantly. Wild elephants graze for 15-20 hours a day, and our sanctuary residents have the same luxury of being able to eat all day if…...

Read more

Bambi, Rana, and Mara Stroll By the Pond

This week, Scott saw the “Powerpuff Girls” walking near the pond and hoped to get a video of Bambi playing in the mud, because, for many days, that had become part of her afternoon routine. At the last minute she seemed to opt out of a mud bath. As often…...

Read more

Maia and Bambi Snack Together

While Maia and Bambi spend time together in a group setting, it’s not often that we see them standing apart from the rest of the elephants with just the two of them sharing space. While the other girls were still nearby, we caught a glimpse of this configuration, which was…...

Read more

Identifying the Elephants: Learning About Bambi

Last year, we offered a series on how to identify each elephant. We thought, since we have new followers AND a new member of the herd, we would provide some more information on each elephant every week, for the next six weeks. We’re starting today with Bambi. ...

Read more