Elephant Diary

Four Ladies Share One Yard

Because Lady is still spending time in the male Asian yards, we opened up the remaining yards so the other five elephants could roam wherever they wanted to go. During the evening, there was what sounded like a loud Rana trumpet. Just to make sure all was well, Scott and…...

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Bambi and Maia are Happy Sisters

The magic of sanctuary never loses its wonder. That’s the sentiment at the forefront of our minds today as we watch the friendship between Maia and Bambi continue to unfold. Both elephants have their own backstories, with twists, turns, and heartbreak, that has led them to this place. And watching…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia Gets Closer

We make an effort to remove ourselves from the everyday lives of the elephants, except when  necessary. We find that the fewer interactions with humans the girls have, the more content they become and the more they focus on their relationships with each other. Many of you may not realize…...

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Maia and Bambi Happy Together

Bambi and Maia have been spending more and more time together lately and their friendship has absolutely blossomed in a way that both somewhat surprised us and also delighted us. Perhaps their hours together across the creek in Yard 5 gave them time to bond and talk about Bambi’s challenges…...

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Guillermina Doesn’t Want to Cross the Creek

When Maia and Bambi went across the creek in Yard 5, Scott tried to encourage Guillermina to join them for the afternoon. For some reason, she gets nervous and is not interested in heading to the other side of the creek. We’re not sure why she’s so hesitant, but it…...

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Bambi is Surprised by Maia

After her trip across the creek, Bambi headed to the back of Yard 5 for breakfast and morning medical treatment. Maia stayed across the creek for a while before eventually following Bambi to the spot where she was getting evaluated. Maia stayed in the background, which was slightly odd; when…...

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