Elephant Diary

Relationships Continue to Evolve

We’ve written recently about the ongoing relationship shifts that are emerging between Bambi and Mara. Because there seems to be some underlying tension between the two, Bambi has been spending more and more time with Maia and Guillermina. Some days it seems as though Mara opens the door a little…...

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Sunday Smile: Maia’s Lazy Drink

For this week’s Sunday Smile, we’re showing you Maia’s laziest possible version of a bath. When you see an elephant’s trunk above the top bar of the fence it can mean lots of things; in this case it shows Maia being extra lethargic. She seems to be saying that her…...

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Rana is a Chatterbox

Rana has been a complete chatterbox lately. When she and Antomilso are doing treatments, we hear her talking to him more and more. During a morning checkup with Mara, Mara didn’t want to leave the treatment chute, so Antomilso was trying to encourage her to leave – but then Rana…...

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Guillermina and Maia Visit Bambi During Treatment

After breakfast, Scott was performing Bambi’s treatments at the annex and, as often occurs, Guillermina decided to come over to watch. She was being very respectful and not trying to insert herself into the treatment process, as she has occasionally done in the past; she gets reward treats when she’s…...

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Lady’s Cooling Bath

This video of Lady was filmed a few days ago, when the weather was unseasonably warm here. The temperatures have taken a turn for the better and things are lovely these days. On the hotter days, Lady was more quiet and insulated. On these days, we do watch her more…...

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Antomilso and Rana’s Relationship

Rana and Lady are known for being a little challenging for caregivers, but in different ways. Rana needs whomever is taking care of her to take a moment before starting anything and connect with her. Once that is established, she also requires them to be present in that time and…...

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