Bambi

Maia and Some Unexpected Excitement – Part 1

When Bambi arrived in September, Maia was the first elephant she met up close. As we shared then, it wasn’t a perfect experience. Bambi wasn’t well socialized and approached Maia head on while Maia was eating. Maia didn’t appreciate it and, after giving Bambi a nudge, ignored her....

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Rana Steals From Bambi

Rana will sometimes “share” Mara’s food, but in a very respectful way.  When we hand something to Mara that she doesn’t want, she will hand it back to us or drop it.  Sometimes, once she’s done eating the “good stuff,” Mara will go back and eat the food she dropped.…...

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Morning With the Three Ladies

One recent morning, we were surprised to see Mara, Bambi, and Rana all at the barn. We haven’t seen all three at the barn in the morning in months. It was a produce delivery day, so they picked a great day to be near the barn....

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Rana the Caregiver Gatekeeper

Once our elephants have been here for a bit, they get a bit set in their ways and routines.  It’s true for most species – even humans. Though each day is a little different, there are certain things they come to expect in specific ways.  It’s something we don’t necessarily notice, and…...

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Bambi Sits

  We shared this photo in our Instagram stories, and it got such a positive response we wanted to share it here and include the story behind it....

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Bambi’s Endearing Puppy-Like Behavior

We occasionally refer to Bambi as a puppy, because, well, her exuberance reminds us of a puppy sometimes. Her reaction to Rana and Mara spending time in the ponds might be her most puppy-like behavior to date....

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