Elephant Diary

Guillermina Meets an Armadillo

There are numerous species that call the sanctuary home, and we enjoy seeing how they interact with and live alongside the elephants. (You may remember how Bambi used to “protect” us all from the native tapirs that live around the property.) A few days ago, Guillermina was enjoying some snacks…...

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Mara and the Accidental Creek

We previously mentioned that our staff was working to clean and overhaul the pond and mud wallow in Yard 4. While Mara, Maia, Rana, Bambi, and Guille were in Yard 5, the workers dug a trench from the Yard 4 wallow, to allow the mud to drain fully. When the…...

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Sunday Bambi Update

Bambi is continuing to improve each day. Although there does seem to be a morning energy drop, it’s now not that different than what all of the ladies, except Guille, feel each day after breakfast. She is still not 100%, but we are pleased with her progress....

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Bambi’s stomach issues

Bambi is currently having some stomach issues. When going down to give the girls breakfast yesterday, Bambi seemed a little off, even before approaching. She was reluctant to come to the fence for her breakfast initially, and after she walked over, she wasn’t interested in eating. Scott came back with…...

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Spreading Out During the Evening

After the five elephants spent the day in the smaller yards near the barn (while Lady was in Yard 4), we mixed things up a bit the next day. Lady was given the opportunity to spend time in the smaller yards, while the other girls shared the larger yards for…...

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Guille and Maia at the Mud Wallow

This video captures one of those times when you’re trying to film a moment and the elephants have something different in mind. Here, Guillermina is playing in the water, giving herself an especially thorough bath, when Maia decides to enter the picture, blocking the view. ...

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