Elephant Diary

Bambi Calls to Maia

As days go by, we’re beginning to witness how deep Bambi’s friendship with Maia has become. She seems watchful at times due to her cataracts impacting her vision, and she gives off an uneasy energy when she’s in that headspace. So, when Mateus was recently doing Bambi’s treatments and she…...

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Light Treatment With Lady

One recent evening, the team was running a little late and Scott wasn’t able to do Lady’s foot treatments until after dinner. It’s rare for him to be down in the habitat as day turns to night, and the sun was already beginning to set. He noted that all of…...

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Guillermina Checks On Maia and Bambi

While Maia and Bambi were standing together, just calmly grazing, Guillermina found them hanging out. Maia was initially a little protective of Bambi, since someone new was approaching. We suspect that she understands that Bambi gets nervous when she doesn’t know who is coming near, because of her declining vision…...

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Maia and Bambi Sleep Side by Side

Recently, during the evening, we heard some trumpets and rumbles and then one really big trumpet. Since the herd dynamics have been shifting fairly dramatically, and what we heard wasn’t the typical sort of vocalization we hear at night, we thought it would be a good idea to go down…...

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Sunday Smile: Lady’s Grass Shawl

This week’s Sunday Smile is all about fashion. Some of the elephants here enjoy tossing hay on their heads or backs – most notably Maia, Lady, and Guillermina. However, here you can see that Lady has gone for a new style using the grass from the male Asian yard. We…...

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What’s Guillermina Been Up To?

During this complicated time in the herd, when dynamics seem to be shifting to new places, some of you have asked what Guillermina is doing. Well, as to be expected, she’s in the middle of everybody. Recently, she was with Maia and Bambi and Maia kept getting in the middle…...

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