Bambi

Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia Along the Fence Line

Here we get a close look at the lovely faces of Guillermina, Bambi, and Maia as they stand along the fence line after dinner. Guillermina is there to check for scraps from her neighbors’ piles, as well as to get some good quality time with her friends. You can see…...

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Everyone is Very Vocal

Right now, we have a very vocal group of elephants at sanctuary. There has been so much chatting going on, mostly between the two groups of girls: Mara and Rana and then Maia and Bambi – with plenty of Guillermina in there for good measure. She seems to have a…...

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Mara Comes Near Bambi

We talked yesterday about Bambi’s hesitancy to spend time around Mara. In this clip, we see a little bit of what that looks like. Bambi is standing right next to Maia as Guillermina gets a drink from the water container. Mara approaches Bambi on her right, which is the side…...

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Bambi isn’t Ready for Mara’s Company Yet

For the past couple of weeks, the elephants have been spending time fairly close together. We do still see a separation between Bambi and Mara, though. Mara seems to be pursuing Bambi a little, and we’re not really sure why that is. Perhaps she’s trying to make amends – there’s…...

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Five Girls Along the Fence Line

As Scott explains in this video, it had been a while since all five elephants had shared close quarters with one another. But on this afternoon, they had been together for nearly the entire day. It’s possible that the dynamics that continue to evolve have taken yet another turn. The…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Hugs Bambi’s Face

The caregivers report that many times when they drive up and approach Maia and Bambi, Maia is in a pose where she’s hugging Bambi’s face. It happens so often that Maia will occasionally stop eating (it’s true!) to wrap her trunk around Bambi’s face, as a sign of affection. It’s…...

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