From Nicole: A Game of Hide and Seek

We once again have visiting caregiver Nicole here at the sanctuary. She relates here a story of driving on the 4-wheeler, trying to put eyes on all of the elephants, and finding a certain someone in the trees, perhaps being a little cheeky with her. 

I caught a glimpse of a gray body in the trees. I turned around to check who it was and realized it was Bambi. Instead of coming straight out, she seemed like she was playing a game of hide-and-seek. She would take a step, wait a minute, then take one more step and pause and stand perfectly still. Finally, I laughed and said ‘You know I can see you right?’, after which she started walking through the woods at a more steady pace. I chose to leave the area instead of encouraging her to come all the way to the fence, but it was a cute moment, as if she was thinking ‘Maybe if I stay perfectly still she won’t see me here.’

Photo of Bambi “hiding”


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    Julie says

    Lol. How cute. Peekaboo, Bambilina!

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    Charlotte Hansen says

    This is very endearing!! Thank you for sharing!

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    Wim says

    How Bambi has grown and is giving so much back after all her difficult years. Elephants really are the Mothers of Kindness.

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    Irene says

    So sweet Bambi! Peek a boo! 😂🫣♥️♥️🐘

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    John says

    Compare this scenario to Bambi hiding in her room at the zoo. Wow!

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    merry says

    love it!

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