Day 3: Morning with Bambi at the Zoo

Bambi continues to do well this morning. We are starting to close the gate a bit and make noise with the straps to get her a little more used to things. She is attentive but is choosing to stay inside of the container despite the commotion.

For those who are new, this is Bambi, who will be coming to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil next week.  The zoo received a little rain last night, the first time in four months, which adds another layer of distraction to acclimation, but Bambi is doing great. Maison continues to enjoy the extra attention and goodies.  😉

Visit her Rescue Page for more information, photos, videos, and her travel map (which will be updated once they get on the road).

September 20, 2020


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    Deb Moore says

    Thinking of Rambacita today, how she loved being in that crate! She was so ready to go.

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    Meredith says

    How do you think Maison will go forward emotionally after Bambi leaves?
    Do Asian and African elephants prefer not to live together and if so, how do they show it?

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      EleComposer says

      Hi Meredith. It’s impossible to know how Maison will adapt once Bambi is no longer there. There is ongoing dialogue about her also coming to sanctuary, but we will just have to wait to see how or if that works out. As for Asian and African elephants, while they have been known to occasionally get along in captivity, there are vast social, behavioral and communication differences between these species. For their recovery and comfort, and to allow them to live as close to a natural herd dynamic as possible, the two groups will be managed separately at sanctuary.

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    Bo says

    Sending comfort to everyone who is now working on the miss Bambi express adventure.
    I just love the endless patience of Scott, all the information, all the thoughts, it is always so interesting and in so zen.
    The elephants, the humans, and Lori’s cat Kitten, we all sense the Scott zen-vibe!

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    Rosie P says

    This is a time of new beginnings for Bambi. I think on those still in waiting and hope their day will come soon. For now we must look forward with joy for the soon to be new member of the herd.
    Hold on, Bambi, you are coming home.

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    Wim says

    Bambi is doing very well with every inch improvement. She’s really adorable. When you’ve had a chained life everything must look scary. Very strong she survived this long and now she’s almost home and dry.??

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    Paula says

    Recién terminó el Live de Scott de esta tarde!!!!!
    Estoy tan feliz de ver como todo se está acomodando a los tiempos de Bambi y está siendo excelente!!!
    Ustedes son realmente fabulosos y admirables❤❤❤
    Kat, debes estar contando las horas para estar con Bambi! Seguro las demás chicas, te tendrán distraída por un rato!? Ya falta poco!?

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    arie says

    It is amazing to see how much progress bambi made in less than a day, how much more relaxed she moves for and backwards into the crate and I think she enjoys all the attention (and the treats, of course?)
    Lovely and addictive vlog

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    Kathleen Ryan says

    Thank you for loving Elephants and for creating a sanctuary for them in Brazil. I really like your RESCUE BAMBI page.

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      EleComposer says

      Thank you, Kathleen! ❤️

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