Day 7: Bambi is Ready to Go!!

It’s happening! Scott checked in for a quick Live update as Bambi is in the transport container, and the crane is here!! We are thrilled, happy, and proud of brave Bambi. She’s doing incredibly well.

Bambi was feeling more confident and lighter today. She seemed ready, so we are beginning her journey home.

Once the trailer is loaded on the truck, we will still need to pack it with her supplies before we leave the zoo and start the trip home. The zoo is 790 miles (1,270 kilometers) from the sanctuary. We will make frequent stops along the way, and we expect to arrive in 2-3 days.

Bambi’s new life is about to begin, and we are so grateful to everyone who has come together to make this a reality.

Follow along with her journey home here →

September 24, 2020


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    Terry says

    I AM SO JAZZED!!!! TIME TO DO A TRUNK SPIN, BAMBI DANCE!!!! come om sanctuary and stafe safe always!!!

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      Tammy says

      YIPPEE! How exciting i knew with Scott by her side Bambi would get the courage she needed to take that step and just wait she has no idea of what is waiting for her a new free life with an amazing family of loving sisters ready to welcome her home! Happy trails everyone thank you to all involved with caring for this beautiful girl. So very excited to watch her blossom and flourish what an amazing transformation we all are blessed to witness!?? ? ? ?

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    Lynn Kinley says

    Sweet, brave Bambi! Positive thoughts for your journey home!

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      Jacinta Salazar says

      So happy to hear! Prayers, love, and good vibes to her for a peaceful journey. Thank you, Scott and the entire team!! ❤❤???

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    Bambi! So proud of our brave girl, and grateful for you patience with her. Safe travels!

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    Barb says

    Fantastic news! So many have waited for this moment in Bambi’s journey. Tears of joy!

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    Lori Hoover says


    I’ve posted that everywhere, LOL, except FB where I do not have an account. I’m so happy, so looking forward to Bambi’s trip, so glad it’s not as far as the last few trips that have been made. My heart almost stopped at the sight of Maison. I know Scott’s information and advice can help improve Maison’s life immediately. I will hope that Maison is given the same chance as Bambi without it being forced by a court order someday soon, that would be nice. I won’t forget her, I know you guys won’t either.

    I will be wishing everyone a safe, speedy trip.

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    Juan Camilo Echeverri says

    so,so happy about this. Sending the best energy. Scott is a saint

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    Cyrann says

    Wonderful news!!!!!
    And Bambi is such a brave beautiful girl. She will be just fine. Safe travels to all of you!!!!!!!

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    Nancy Shaw says

    I am so happy Bambi found the strength to begin her journey to Sanctuary ! I’m sure we all have Happy tears, Scott . : )

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    Sheila says

    bravo ‼️sweet ❤️beautiful? bambi‼️ wonderful news! oh bambi. ur going to be so amazed and grateful when u get to sanctuary
    oh my u r hoing to love your new freedom home bambi! u have lots to eat! lots of ladies to talk and ? with! treats r amazing! great vitamins! hay! lots if wild grass and tree stuff to eat! i pray or u ?bambi to relax and enjoy the journey of this great ?team who are so happy u got into the container today! bonvoyage bambi team with safety ?prayers for your great road trip to ges brazil❤️

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    Paula says

    Valiente Bambi, paciente y amoroso Scott, ustedes lo han logrado!!!!
    Estoy tan feliz y orgullosa de ustedes!
    En unas horas, lo peor ya habrá pasado, Bambi en viaje, dejará atrás el zoo, los extraños sonidos de la grúa, ella se relajará un poco y continuará su viaje rodeada de un aura de amor, cuidado y respeto de miles de personas que la acompañaremos hasta casa ?
    Profundo agradecimiento y respeto por el mágico Scott, eres ÚNICO ❤

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    Julie says

    The prayers of elephant lovers everywhere have been answered! How awesome is that. Safe journey, Bambi. We love you, dear sweet girl!

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    Carol-Ann Kunimoto says

    Happy tears.
    Safe trip.
    Heart full of gratitude and hope!!!

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    Rosie P says

    I am so relieved and excited. What a brave girl she is and thank you so much to Scott and the incredible team for your perseverance and patience. Bambi is coming home. Be safe everyone and God speed.

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    Wim says

    Very good news. Luckily everybody is relaxed and real cool. Safe journey Scott. You’re in sweet giant company. ?❤️??

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    lagrimas de felicidad!!! deseo que el viaje sea lindo y tranquilo para todos!!!

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    Cynthia Hampton says

    After yesterday’s post, I did not think her departure from the zoo would happen so quickly. I am happy for Bambi and the GSE team to be able to finally head home. Bambi will likely be fearful over the next few days. She has no idea of the wondrous and loving new life which awaits her. My prediction is that Rana will be the first elephant “to welcome” Bambi to her new home.

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    Kelejan says

    What a wonderful feeling to log on to my computer and to find that Bambi is in her crate and the start of the final journey to her forever home. We will see her blossom like every other elephant that is lucky to come to Sanctuary. To watch her become as healthy as possible in spite of those oh so many years without freedom. To put on the weight she needs, to watch her skin become so much better, to and to do what ever she wants to do at any time, with the most wonderful people in the world who love and understand elephants.

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    Barb Campbell says

    I am overjoyed wonderful news so proud of Bambi cannot wait for her to get home with her sisters ????????!!!!!!

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    I’m so excited and I can’t stop crying! I’ll be praying for a safe , uneventful trip. Homeward bound, sweet Bambi! Thank you to your whole team!

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    Kat Spence says

    I am SOOO nervous for Bambi (not knowing her full medical)! I am PRAYING she does well on her journey to sanctuary…her life is about to be completely different, and I know she’s in good hands.

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    Patricia says

    I am so thrilled by this news! Bless your heart, little Bambi! My heart full of love and prayers will be going out every minute of this journey and beyond! I can’t wait until you’re home, angel girl. Thanks to all the humans who love and care for you. ???

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    Jane says

    I saw the live feed notice come on – I clicked on and saw the all the equipment needed to lift container on truck and Scott saying this was the day – I burst into tears and haven’t topped yet. This is so wonderful. I was so worried yesterday that it was going take our girl longer to feel comfortable but she fell under Scott’s spell – so exciting can’t wait to see her home and meeting her sisters (when she feels like it of course).

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    Nancy jordan says

    How super excited are you Scott on this video. Really happy for you all

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    JoAnn Merriman Eaton says

    I am overjoyed. Such a beautiful noise to hear that crane and truck ready to go. Brave girl Bambi… can you imagine her thoughts hearing this and being enclosed in the crate. Sad to see Maison standing and watching from her cell. Hopefully not much longer in this depressing, barren place for her.??♥️

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    Sallie says

    Congrats! Team bambi! We are so happy that our girl has landed on home turf! What a tough girl to hang in there. She is a perfect fit with your family of elephants. I cannot wait to see miss bambi becoming a part of the gang of girls! Yippee!

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