Elephant Diary

Rana Leads Mara and Bambi As the Sun Sets

One evening after dinner, Scott caught Rana, Mara, and Bambi on a short stroll as the sun was setting. It’s a point of view that we rarely see, with the elephants fully in silhouette. Rana gets a close-up in the end, which clearly shows her soft and lovely face.  We…...

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The Four Ladies At the Fence

As the construction team continues to work on the male Asian elephant habitat, we noticed Bambi, Mara, Rana, and Maia all lined up along the nearby fenceline to take a look. We’re not exactly sure what was so interesting to them that day, but we did note that it was…...

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Sunday Smile: Bambi Takes a Big Drink

Though she does enjoy drinks from the hose when given the opportunity, Bambi has no problem drinking from the water trough as well. Today, she decided to give us a good look inside her mouth as she took a nice, big drink of water. It’s just a not-so-subtle reminder from…...

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Mara Sneaks Away From Her Friends

Kat was working up the hill from the habitat one recent afternoon and heard a ruckus coming from down below – roaring, bellowing, and all sorts of vocalizing. Oftentimes, this happens when one of the three (Bambi, Mara, and Rana) gets separated from the others, and two of them are…...

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Sanctuary Memories: Scott Catches a Special Moment From Above

A while back, Kat shared a memory of the first time she saw Maia stand over Guida up close  when Guida was asleep. Today, Scott shares his sanctuary memory of the first time he saw this behavior, through from a different perspective – literally. When Elephant Sanctuary Brazil first got…...

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Lady Enjoys a Perfect Moment – and a Watermelon

Lady’s feet go through ups and downs that are often cyclical. At the moment, she is having a flare-up under the outside nail of her left front foot. Still, she is taking advantage of the lovely, delicious grass throughout the sanctuary. Her happy ear flaps let us know just how…...

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