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Maia Seeks Out the Best Spots

Maia is clearly enjoying her blossoming friendships with her fellow herdmates. But she’s still staying true to herself which, in some cases, means taking time alone. Last week, she was at the back of Yard 5 by herself. For some reason, Guillermina hasn’t followed her there, though we know she…...

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Bambi’s Treatments Post Lying Down

Since Bambi laid down a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t able to get up, we have been doing some extra treatments on her to address a couple of superficial issues that happened as a result. It’s really common when elephants are down and repeatedly attempt to get up on…...

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Scott and Lady in the Rain

The rainy season hasn’t been as intense this year as in previous years, which means that sometimes there are longer breaks between showers than we would expect. But, as you know, rain makes for happy elephants. Here, Scott takes a few moments to enjoy the refreshing weather with Lady, who…...

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Bambi Walks Away From Mara

Recently at breakfast, Mara, Rana, Bambi, and Guillermina were in the same general area, while Maia was getting her meal on the other side of the yard. After the group of four had finished, it was time for medical treatments on the elephants who regularly need them. Scott was giving…...

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Sunday Smile: Bambi’s Snack

Has anyone ever taken a picture of you while you were eating? It’s not always the most flattering way to be photographed. This Sunday Smile shows Bambi mid-chew as she enjoys a melon. While we may not always look our best when caught unawares, Bambi looks just as charming as…...

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EleFact Friday: Body Awareness in Elephants

In a previous EleFact, we discussed the idea that elephants are self-aware and potentially have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror. This week, we’ll take that idea a step further by examining the ability of elephants to have body awareness, or an understanding of their place in an…...

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