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Bambi and Rana’s Evolving Relationship

Since her arrival, Bambi has been a colorful example of how dynamics among elephants in sanctuary can shift with the entrance of a new individual. Not only are new relationships formed, but relationships that already exist between elephants who have known each other for years can also change. Every individual…...

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Maia is Taking It Slowly

Maia continues to wander on her own these days, but remains curious about what the other ladies are doing. She is still spending some relaxing time with Rana, but has been watching Mara, Bambi, and Rana together, just at a distance. On a recent night, Maia was near the barn…...

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Mara, Bambi, and Rana – Minding Their Manners

The meal schedule for all of our elephants has returned to its regular routine. There is currently no need for night feeds, so everyone is back to their usual timetables. Mara has been eating well and eating everything we give her. We are happy to see that Bambi is also…...

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Caregiver Training and Mateus’ Growth

Training to become an elephant caregiver is a slow and intricate process. You have to commit to learning practices that are specific to elephants and you also have to be willing to watch, listen, and allow yourself to be vulnerable with the elephants in order to be attuned to their…...

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Video: Bambi’s Dinner Buffet

Bambi is known to be an enthusiastic eater and you can see that her dinner here is a buffet that would make any elephant happy. She’s eating hay, grain, melons, pineapple, apples, and other produce and she is definitely enjoying her meal. This is a perfect example of how dexterous…...

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Lady’s Deep Connection to the World

Lady has had a much softer vibe surrounding her lately.  She also appears calmer and has been gentler in interactions with others, and is more engaged and connected to us during treatments.  For instance, Kat has been the primary person to administer foot treatments to Lady out in the habitat.…...

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