Elephant Diary

December Mara health update

Most of our Mara health updates have been brief: references to her decreased appetite, undiagnosed gastrointestinal (GI) issues, antisocial behavior with Bambi, etc. That is mostly because, aside from the behavioral issues, most updates would consist of ‘today she liked only bananas for breakfast, at lunch bananas were the worst.’…...

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Maia Loves Yard 5

While Rana, Mara, Bambi, and Lady have all fallen into a routine, Maia has shown no interest in leaving Yard 5 or doing much socializing with the others, which is a routine in itself. She spends most of her time across the creek, in the area that burned during the…...

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Mornings with Rana

Bambi has been enjoying mornings with Rana the past few days. After everyone finishes breakfast, we open up for the two to share space while Mara gets her second breakfast.  This scenario allows Mara to enjoy her bonus breakfast at her leisure, without a best friend to “help” her eat it.…...

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Maia is No Longer Our Fastest Elephant. Guess Who Is!

We’ve had many requests for a video comparing Bambi’s walking speed to our other elephants. Before Bambi’s arrival, Maia was our fastest elephant. We recently tried to film Bambi and Maia walking on opposite sides of the fence to demonstrate their different speeds. It wasn’t very successful, so we tried…...

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Bambi’s Tour of Yard 4

When Bambi first started spending time in Yard 4, we gave her a bit of a tour over a few days. Sometimes our new arrivals explore the space with a friend who has lived here for a while, such as Mara, who explored with Rana. Since Bambi was in Yard…...

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Bambi Is Beginning to Understand That Her Food Now Grows Everywhere

While Maia spent a few days past the creek in Yard 5, Bambi spent a few days across the creek in Yard 4. Bambi’s time there seemed to have slowed her down a bit, at least in terms of food. We don’t know if it’s a temporary shift or if…...

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