Elephant Diary

Silly and Sweet Rana Wants Breakfast Now

The annex at the back of Yard 4 that we finished in back in October of last year is used quite often these days. It has two chutes, so it is a good way for us to check out the elephants and make sure they are doing well.  In this…...

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Bambi Eases Back Into the Fold

After our last report of a shift in energy among Bambi, Mara, and Rana, things seem back to normal, for the most part. Bambi decided to take some time to herself, and it appeared as though Mara eventually began trying to encourage Bambi to join her and Rana again. It’s…...

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Bambi’s Mood Shifts a Little

We shared last week that Mara and Maia spent a few calm minutes together, standing very close to one another, with Maia even touching Mara a few times. For some reason, the dynamics among Bambi, Mara, and Rana seem to have shifted a little since then. Perhaps Mara realized that…...

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Rana Thinks Bambi’s Snack Looks Delicious

  Rana, Bambi, and Mara are leisurely enjoying their afternoon snack when Rana starts to eye Bambi’s pile of hay. Rana very casually walks over, takes a trunkful of Bambi’s hay, and keeps walking. Bambi seems completely unfazed and finishes her mouthful before heading back to finish what was originally…...

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Bambi and Maia: A Few Steps Closer

This week, Bambi and Maia seemed to interact a bit more, though not really directly. They seemed to be performing what Shirlei described as a “dance” around each other. While keeping an eye on one another, they moved in a circle from the training wall, to an area near the…...

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Rana’s Sincerity

We have written before about Rana’s soft personality; she is a caring soul, but more complex than many realize. It is important to acknowledge her role as a supportive sister within the herd, while also understanding that she has so many other aspects of her personality that should be acknowledged. ...

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