Elephant Diary

Bambi Rumbles to Rana and Mara

When preparing for breakfast, Scott heard some vocalizations coming from the habitat. As he showed up to give the elephants their morning food, he saw Bambi at the fence ready to eat. Rana and Mara were walking toward her and Scott thought Bambi might make some noise as her friends…...

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Maia’s Return Brings Excitement

Lady has been showing interest in spending time in Yard 3, which has grass that she enjoys snacking on. So, to give her a change of scenery, we opened up all of the small yards for her to explore for a day or so. In the meantime, we gave Maia…...

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It’s a Trumpet Party!

Volume ON! There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned party and that’s what Scott has on his hands here. Guillermina clearly had lots of excitement to express and had no problem letting it all out. Pocha joins in with some of her squeaks, and soon Bambi starts to rumble in response…...

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A New Space For Lady’s Footwork

Not long ago, we put up some additional training walls in Yard 5, which allows caregivers to safely do foot treatments with Lady in some of her favorite spots in the habitat. Though she still enjoys foot soaks, she seems to really like the option of getting care in Yard…...

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Saturday Lunch With Bambi

Bambi is an elephant with big energy, but as she’s matured she has more and more calm moments. This is one of them. She is just enjoying her hay and soaking in the sunshine. In the background, you can see Rana walking out of the brush and, on the left,…...

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Rana, Mara, and Bambi Have Lots To Communicate

As you may know, the elephants seem to think of the 4-wheelers as something akin to an ice cream truck – ready to offer food whenever it drives by. On a recent afternoon, Scott was passing by Yard 4 and stopped for a moment to greet Rana, Mara, and Bambi,…...

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