As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, Rana and Bambi spend time together most mornings while Mara receives additional feedings. The rest of their day is also falling into somewhat of a routine.
Around mid-day each day, Rana goes back into Mara’s space, and they spend the afternoon together, in the vicinity of the barn. Mara and Bambi will frequently interact at the fence in the afternoons, and those interactions have appeared positive.
After dinner, Mara and Rana sometimes head into Yard 4, where Lady is. They don’t always see Lady, but some mornings we find them close to each other. At other times Lady is deep in the habitat grazing, and it’s unlikely they meet up.
While that has been their steady routine for the last bit, it still changes a little each day. Sometimes, Mara and Rana go all the way to the pond and are there at breakfast time, happily grazing. Other days, they are back by the barn for breakfast. Some nights, we find them interacting with Bambi through a fence at 10:00 p.m. feed, with Bambi in Yard 3 and Mara and Rana still in Yard 4.
It’s nice how, even when they develop a routine, they are still making choices to make each day a little different. It seems to bring them balance and certainly keeps the humans on their toes.