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Bambi Creates Her Own Excitement

SOUND ON!! Bambi continues to make us laugh daily with her antics. Recently, Mara was eating in the chute, with Rana and Bambi outside in the yards. They all love each other and, sometimes, they try to touch Mara through the bars as she is eating, which can be a little distracting....

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Today’s Facebook Live – Video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana

For those who are not on social media, we wanted to share the Scott’s video of Bambi, Mara, and Rana, shot live from Yard 4, near the Yard 4B water trough. As you can see, Mara is doing much better. Her health issue does seem to be chronic, but she…...

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Mateus Watches a Game of Hide-and-Seek

Sound on for incredible rumbles!! The other day, just before Mara’s recent gastrointestinal episode, mealtime started with Mara, Bambi, and Rana along a fence. While everything began pretty straightforwardly, at one point Mara decided she was finished eating, so she turned and walked away. Bambi followed her. Rather than stopping…...

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Bambi, Rana, and Mara: Three’s Company

Mara and Bambi recently came to the barn without Rana for night feed. It wasn’t a cause for human concern, as they are not together at all times. Bambi, however, seemed to feel that Rana needed to join them....

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Changes in Behavior and our Growing Herd

Due to her past, Bambi arrived at the sanctuary as a very insecure elephant. Her early interactions with Maia and her temporary rejection by Mara didn’t boost her confidence. We’ve seen that behavior shift in the last few weeks....

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Rana, Bambi, and Mara: The Wanderers

Rana has been spending more time a bit off to the side recently. We suspect it’s at least partially due to boredom and partially food motivation. Bambi is very focused on Mara right now so they are “two peas in a pod.” They will spend two hours in the mud wallow splashing…...

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