Elephant Diary

Mara – A Health Update

Observations from late Thursday evening, March 18: Mara continues with her “two steps forward, one step back” process of dealing with her current gastrointestinal issue. After her initial two days of improvement, the next morning her progress changed direction. The distention in her abdomen was slightly larger, her discomfort more…...

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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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Mara – A Wellness Update

While Mara is stable right now, we want to share an update that she had a gas/colic issue. We came in for night feed two nights ago, and you could tell that she was very crampy. With Rana leading the way, we were able to get the three back to…...

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#NationalNappingDay: Maia’s Favorite Day

Despite everything else going on, Maia still found time today to celebrate her favorite holiday – #NationalNappingDay. Our team probably won’t find the time to sneak in any naps today, but we hope you can find some time to nap like everyone’s favorite pond blob!...

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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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