In our second Live of the day, Bambi has decided to come out of her shell and partially begin re-entering the transport container. Thanks for all the good thoughts, positive vibes, and distance reiki sent her way after the previous Live. We are so thrilled to see her approaching and entering the crate again.
She’s still a little skittish and seems to be waiting for something bad to happen. Healing will be a long process for her after over 50 years of trauma in various circuses and zoos. We can’t imagine a human surviving what elephants survive – yet they keep trying and pushing. It’s incredible, and these amazing creatures continually humble us. It takes exceptional strength to do something when you’re afraid.
Bambi has so little autonomy in her life that if she chooses to retreat, we support it. Her emotional journey is not linear – it will always ebb and flow. We are overjoyed to see her stepping forward again.
The other elephants at Sanctuary – Maia, Rana, Lady, and Mara – are still learning how to be herd elephants themselves. They are evolving individually and as a herd. We believe the other elephants will understand her fear, and they will give her what humans could never give her. What they give her will be magical.
If you are just joining us, sanctuary co-founder Scott is currently with Bambi at her zoo in Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil. She is our next rescue and will be coming home to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil later this week. If you’d like to learn more, please visit her Rescue Page here →