Elephant Diary

Maia Has Extra Energy

During the morning, all of the elephants were spread out around the habitat. Rana, Mara, and Bambi were on one side of Yard 5, while Maia was on the opposite side. Guillermina was in Yard 4 and Lady was in Yard 3. Later that day, “The Powerpuff Girls” moved into…...

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Sunday Smile: A Stroll in the Rain

This week’s Sunday Smile is inspired by a leisurely walk in the rain by Rana, Mara, and Bambi. You can see how tall and lush the greenery is all around. That’s a wonderful sign that the rain is doing its job and making the grass perfect for grazing all season…...

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Bambi and Guillermina’s Togetherness

Bambi and Guillermina are well-suited as playmates. Guillermina can expend some of her spunky energy and Bambi can show a silly side of herself that she so rarely gets a chance to when the older girls are around. ...

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Bambi Joins Her Friends

This video was taken at a distance so that we wouldn’t interrupt the interaction between the elephants. You can see Mara on the far left and Rana next to her on the right. Guille is approaching them and there appears to be no tension between any of the elephants. However,…...

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Guillermina Gets Startled

This morning, Guillermina appeared a little bit “off” for some reason. She didn’t seem to be her exuberant self and was not calm and relaxed. It’s very possible that some tapirs or other animals came through the habitat during the night, which may have startled her and interrupted her sleep. ...

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Sunday Smile: Guille’s Wreath

Guillermina is well known for her love of hay hats. In general, she loves to cover her whole head and back with hay – making her a stylish lady of sanctuary. For this week’s Sunday Smile, Guille is showing some variety in her headwear. She found some branches to use…...

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