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Sunday Smile: Where’s Guillermina?

In this quick vignette for the Sunday Smile, Mara and Bambi are standing near the fence after breakfast. They’d been spending time with Guillermina, who had stopped to pick up a snack that had been left on the ground. After Scott asks, “Where’s Guillermina?” Guille squeezes her way into the…...

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Maia and Bambi Relax Under the Trees

There is seemingly no end to the joy that Maia and Bambi bring to sanctuary life these days. Not only do the two elephants clearly enjoy spending time together, but they eat meals together, roam together, and make plenty of vocalizations. ...

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EleFact Friday: Seismic Vibes

On previous EleFact Fridays we’ve discussed how elephants can communicate via vibrations that they feel in their feet. Today’s EleFact takes that idea a little further and looks at whether elephants can be located by scientists not just by their vocalizations, but also by these seismic waves. ...

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Guillermina is Patient During Bambi’s Treatments

Guillermina had a day recently when she seemed like her old enthusiastic self – like she was going to steamroll everybody and try to share their food. But she got a few fence posts away from the other girls and just stopped. Scott put her breakfast a few meters from…...

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Mara Crosses the Creek

Early in the morning, we found Mara and Rana grazing on the north side of Yard 4 across the creek, near where Ramba is buried. They had treatment along the fence and then breakfast, afterwards choosing to spend the entire day in that area. ...

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Maia Calls To Bambi

In this video, Maia is at the fence in Yard 5. She was making big rumbles, calling for Bambi to come join her. (If you look closely at her forehead, you can see that it vibrates when she rumbles.) Bambi emerges from the bushes, taking her time to get to…...

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