Bambi

Bambi’s Synchronized Ear Flaps

On this particular afternoon, Bambi was sharing the yard with her friends, but was also taking some time to herself – to graze and relax. You can see her big, beautiful ears flapping rhythmically and in a synchronized way. This is to keep cool and make sure that bugs stay…...

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Bambi’s Big Reward

This week, Bambi was having some basic training done along the fence – and had an excellent session. As part of the protected contact positive reinforcement training we do with all of the girls at the sanctuary, to allow for foot care and any needed medical treatments, we offer the…...

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Rainy Morning Meeting

Some mornings are just a delight, for humans and elephants. During our breakfast check-in with the girls, we met them at a rainy moment. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were cheerfully muddy and soaked. (The humans were happy for the rain, but not quite as elated to be drenching wet.) As…...

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Rana, Bambi, and Mara Walk to Breakfast

It’s breakfast time and Rana, Bambi, and Mara are on their way to eat together, with Rana in front, Bambi on the right, and Mara behind. Guillermina was headed to join them – and you can see Mara smell in Guille’s direction as they walk. Guille, who is both fast…...

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Bambi and Guille Get Silly in the Mud

We’ve had the first truly soaking rain here at the sanctuary and things got squishy for everyone very quickly. The elephants all love getting wet, making mud wallows, and generally covering themselves with dirt and mud. These are the moments when we see the girls enjoying satisfying scratches on the…...

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Happy 2nd Re-Birthday, Bambi!

It’s official: the lovely, rumbly Bambi has now lived at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil for two years. Watching her learn and grow has been a delight and an honor – particularly as we see her continue to emerge into the elephant she was always meant to become. ...

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