Elephant Diary

Sunday Smile: Bambi’s Snack

Has anyone ever taken a picture of you while you were eating? It’s not always the most flattering way to be photographed. This Sunday Smile shows Bambi mid-chew as she enjoys a melon. While we may not always look our best when caught unawares, Bambi looks just as charming as…...

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Lady in the Tall Grass

Now that the rainy season has allowed our crew to construct more fencing, we have finished building out the second yard in the male Asian habitat. Lady has had access to it this week and the grass is stunning. Our resident greenery connoisseur has literally been up to her head…...

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The “Powerpuff Girls” are Together Again

Earlier this week we noted that, while spending time with Guillermina, Bambi appeared to miss Rana and Mara, calling to them repeatedly. But the two elephants did not seem to be in a hurry to find Bambi, taking plenty of time to make their way back to her. In fact,…...

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How is Lady’s Health?

As you likely know, Lady has been experiencing some difficulties with inflammation in her legs and feet, due to her chronic osteomyelitis. Currently, the swelling has gone down a little in her left front leg, but her right front leg is now more swollen. This sometimes happens with her feet…...

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Bambi Misses Her Friends

A few days ago, the five girls – Maia, Mara, Bambi, Rana, and Guillermina – shifted from Yard 5 into Yard 4. Rana and Mara stuck together and stayed close to the fence separating the two yards, while Bambi and Guillermina moved deeper into Yard 4. ...

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Sunday Smile: A Hay Party

This week, Bambi got a little extra hay to help build up her stamina after she laid down and had trouble getting back up. The Sunday Smile shows exactly what happened after Bambi was given her additional snacks. She ate several good bites, but Guillermina promptly shared in the bounty…...

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